IAF’s Cheetah chopper makes emergency landing on outer ring road highway

avatar Nidhi Singh Thursday 16th of April 2020 06:16 AM

New Delhi: An Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Cheetah chopper on Thursday made an emergency landing on the outer Ring Road Highway.

The helicopter has now returned to the Hindon airbase from where it had taken off, according to the Indian Air Force spokesperson Wing Commander Indraneel Nandi.

“The helicopter was proceeding from Hindon to Chandigarh on a COVID-19 task of carrying test samples of Leh. Approximately 3 NM out of Hindon, aircraft developed technical snag and carried out safe landing on Outer Ring Road highway,” the spokesperson added.

The actions taken by the pilots were prompt and correct, he added.

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 Cheetah Helicopter is a high-performance helicopter designed for operation over a very wide range of weight, centre of gravity and altitude conditions.

Earlier in February, a Cheetah helicopter crashed in Reasi, Jammu. Both the pilots flying Cheetah helicopter had ejected safely. The chopper was flying from Udhampur on a training sortie.

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