Maha CM Fadnavis Has Miraculous Escape As Chopper Force-Lands
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had a miraculous escape when the helicopter he was traveling has force-landed near Latur on Thursday afternoon. The chief minister and the others who were traveling with him are safe.
The 47- year old Chief Minister was on a tour of Latur area when the incident took place. Fadnavis informed through a tweet soon after the landing that he is safe by grace of God and the blessings of the people. He said the chopper got trapped in wires and he is absolutely safe and there is nothing to worry.
The US-made Sikorsky helicopter was completely damaged in the incident. It is seven years old. The officials said it was a miracle that Fadnavis and others escaped unhurt. Four persons were travelling in the chopper.
The pilot said that after taking off he found variable wind patterns and decided to land. During landing the chopper got entangled in wires. Last week when the helicopter carrying Chief Minister Fadnavis developed snag he had to travel by road in Maoist dominated area in Gadchiroli.