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Kerala-bound helicopter makes emergency landing at Kadambur Hills in Erode

The helicopter that landed at a private farm land in Erode on Saturday  

A private helicopter with four persons on board made an emergency landing on a farmland at Athiyur village in Kadambur hills in Erode district on Saturday.

Kadambur police said a couple, Bharat (65) and his wife Sheela (60), from Karnataka had hired the helicopter for undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kochi in Kerala and were on their way. The pilot Jaspal and an engineer Angith Singh were on board. While flying over the forest area in the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR), bad weather prevailed and the pilot decided to make an emergency landing at 10.30 a.m. at the farmland owned by Perumal Amman. The chopper landed safely and all the four passengers are safe. Villagers gathered at the site and police prevented people from venturing near the helicopter.

The police said that after the weather turned favourable, the helicopter lifted off at 12.55 p.m. and resumed its journey.

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