A helicopter carrying Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis CRASH-LANDED in Latur earlier on Thursday soon after it took off from a helipad at Nilanga in the district. CM Fadnavis and three others in the team have escaped unhurt.
Our helicopter did meet with an accident in Latur but me and my team is absolutely safe and ok.
Nothing to worry.
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) May 25, 2017
TV clips have been showing the helicopter crash-landing near a slum-like area, and its being reported that an ST bus in the vicinity got damaged. According to a report in Hindustan Times, Ketan Pathak, the Officer-on-Special-Duty with the CMO said –
‘The pilot decided on an emergency landing within 2 minutes of take-off. The helicopter didn’t crash-land, but got caught in wires while landing. We experienced sudden jerks, but no one suffered any injury. The CM has called for a detailed probe into the incident.’
The Maharashtra CM had gone to Latur to participate in BJP’s farmer outreach programme – Shivar Samwad Sabha – and is expected to fly back to Mumbai now. He even released a video to inform people that he is safe.
Watch the video of the chopper carrying the Maharashtra CM –