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Updated: September 22, 2012 15:57 IST

Close shave for UP minister as plane skids off runway

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Shivpal Singh Yadav
The Hindu Shivpal Singh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Minister Shivpal Yadav on Saturday had a miraculous escape when a small plane carrying him skidded off the runway after landing at the IGI airport here.

The incident took place at around 12 noon when the plane skidded off the runway after landing and the nose-wheel got stuck in mud, airport sources said.

The plane with six people onboard, including Mr. Yadav and two pilots, was coming from Lucknow. The minister and his co-passengers were taken to the medical facility at the airport where they underwent treatment for minor injuries, the sources said.

The aircraft is owned by the Uttar Pradesh government.

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