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IAF aircraft makes crash landing in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind; no casualty

No harm was caused to any person or material, he said, adding the aircraft is being currently examined

Apache AH-64, IAF helicopter

Apache AH-64 helicopter of the IAF (File Photo)

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An Apache attack helicopter of the Indian Air Force aircraft made a "precautionary landing" near Bhind in Madhya Pradesh on Monday, an IAF official said.

There was no casualty, he said.

"The aircraft was on a normal routine training mission. The pilot did the precautionary landing near Bhind," an IAF spokesperson said in Delhi.

Precautionary landing means there could have been some minor issues, due to which the aircraft was landed as a precaution, officials said.

The incident took place at around 8.45 am, the IAF spokesperson said.

No harm was caused to any person or material, he said, adding the aircraft is being currently examined.

"An Apache AH-64 helicopter of the IAF carried out a precautionary landing near Bhind, during routine operational training. All crew and the aircraft are safe. The rectification party has reached the site," IAF said in a tweet.

Earlier, Chambal Zone Inspector General of Police S Saxena told PTI that there was no fatality or injury in the landing (process).

Some videos went viral on social media platforms in which a number of people were seen gathered near the aircraft.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: May 29 2023 | 12:12 PM IST

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