Rijiju's copter makes emergency landing

A BSF helicopter carrying Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and seven others made an emergency landing  at Hindon airbase due to engine troubles detected after being airborne for about 20 minutes.

BJP MP from Tehri-Garhwal Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah, two television journalists and Union Home Ministry officials were on board the Mi-17V5 chopper headed to Tehri in Uttarakhand.

Rijiju was going to Uttarakhand to review disaster preparedness and to meet paramilitary personnel deployed along the Sino-India border.

Around 20 minutes after the take-off from Delhi’s Safdarjung airport, the pilot detected some technical problems in the engine and decided to land the chopper at Hindon airbase in Uttar Pradesh.

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