LATUR, MAHARASHTRA: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had a narrow escape this morning when his helicopter crash-landed in Latur. Mr Fadnavis has tweeted that he and everyone else was safe.
“Our helicopter did meet with an accident in Latur but me and my team is absolutely safe and ok. Nothing to worry,” Mr Fadnavis tweeted.
He later told NDTV that the helicopter landed soon after taking off because of technical trouble.
“When the helicopter took off, there was an emergency landing, an accident, but we are safe. No one is injured. We are safe with the blessings of god and Maharashtra,” the Chief Minister told NDTV.
Four persons were travelling in the chopper, which he said was six-seven years old. “We were four people. A person with me, Chetan Pathak, was slightly hurt but he is ok now. My blood pressure was taken, everything is normal,” Mr Fadnavis said.
The incident comes worryingly close to another one last week when the Chief Minister was forced to travel by road through a Maoist-affected area after his chopper developed a snag in Gadchiroli district.