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Fresh air scare for Fadnavis; chopper takes off while landing

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

In the latest in a series of incidents involving him, today survived another air scare while his helicopter was about to land at Bhayander near

The pilot, on noticing that there was a cable wire in the vicinity of the school ground where the helicopter carrying was to land, took it up again, police said.

was also in the helicopter, police said, adding nobody was hurt in the incident.

Last month, a helicopter ferrying to Aurangabad was forced to land soon after taking off from apparently due to overloading.

The private chopper had taken off again successfully for its scheduled journey after offloading one of the passengers and some luggage.

As the helicopter was unable to get the required altitude to fly, some luggage was also off-loaded, an had said.

On July 7, before take-off in a helicopter from Alibaug near Mumbai, narrowly missed being struck by the chopper's tail rotor when the pilot inexplicably started the engines before the had boarded.

Security guards accompanying Fadnavis had then pushed him out of harm's way.

On May 25, the rotor of a helicopter carrying Fadnavis tangled with power lines and it crash-landed during take-off from Nilanga in district.

On May 10, a helicopter assigned to ferry Fadnavis to crashed before reaching the pick-up location in Gadchiroli.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:05 IST