Military chopper makes emergency landing

December 20, 2013 02:04 pm | Updated 02:26 pm IST - KHAMMAM:

The military helicopter that made an emergency landing at 24 Area Stadium in Yellendu of Khammam district on Thursday. Photo: G.N. Rao

The military helicopter that made an emergency landing at 24 Area Stadium in Yellendu of Khammam district on Thursday. Photo: G.N. Rao

A military helicopter equipped with modern gadgets including electronic security systems, made an emergency landing at 24 Area Stadium in Yellendu town on Thursday after it developed a technical glitch.

Sources said that the HAL-designed chopper (J4064) hovered above the coal town for quite some time before landing at the stadium around noon. The chopper, carrying three personnel of the Indian armed forces, was on its way to Hyderabad from Visakhapatnam. The chopper crew alerted their higher-ups in Hyderabad who in turn requisitioned the services of technicians from HAL, Bangalore. Meanwhile, police officials rushed to the spot and made security arrangements at the stadium.

According to sources, the chopper is an advanced light helicopter carrying sophisticated weapons. The officials declined to reveal details.

When contacted, Yellendu DSP Krishna told The Hindu that the chopper would take off after repair by the technical team from Bangalore.

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