Coronavirus outbreak: IAF Cheetah on COVID-19 duty makes emergency landing on Delhi highway

Updated: Apr 16, 2020, 13:37 IST | IANS | New Delhi

The chopper was proceeding from Hindon to Chandigarh on a COVID-19 task of carrying test samples of Leh

This picture has been used for representation purpose
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An Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter headed to Chandigarh with medical samples made an emergency landing on Outer Ring Road here following technical snag, official statement said on Thursday. The chopper was proceeding from Hindon to Chandigarh on a COVID-19 task of carrying test samples of Leh.

Approximately 3 NM out of Hindon, the aircraft developed technical snag and carried out a safe precautionary landing on Outer Ring Road highway.

"The actions taken by the pilots were prompt and correct. No damage to any property has been reported. Recovery aircraft was launched immediately from Hindon. The aircraft was rectified and recovered back promptly and safely at Hindon," the statement added.

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