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Punjab: Army chopper makes emergency landing due to technical snag

Press Trust of India  |  Roop Nagar (Pb) 

An Army Chetak chopper on Thursday made an emergency landing at a village in Punjab's Roop Nagar district due to a technical snag, a police official said here.

The helicopter, on its way to Pathankot from Chandigarh, landed on a field in Ban Majra village here around 11:30 am, Assistant Superintendent of Police Ravi Kumar said.

All three crew members were safe, he said.

While making the emergency landing, the chopper escaped a 66-KV high tension power line passing through the fields, the official said.

The area was cordoned off by police and another army helicopter with a maintenance team reached the spot to repair the fault.

The helicopter resumed its flight around 1:30 pm, the police said.

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First Published: Thu, February 13 2020. 16:14 IST