Chopper carrying Indian state chief minister crash-lands

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Wreckage of a Agusta AW 109 helicopter which crash landed at Birsa Munda Airport while carrying Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and three others.
Image: Hindustan Times

Aviation officials say a chopper carrying Chief Minister of the Western Indian state of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday crash-landed in Latur district after getting entangled in wires.

The officials said that the Sikorsky helicopter was “badly damaged” in the incident that took place in the state’s Latur district.

Fadnavis said that the helicopter got entangled in wires while landing few minutes after taking off.

He said that he and his team were safe “our helicopter did meet with an accident in Latur but me and my team is absolutely safe and okay.

“Nothing to worry,” he said.

According to the chief minister, the accident occurred due to a technical glitch.

“When it took off, there was an…

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