A chopper flying with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on-board crash landed at Nilanga in Latur district today. The chief minister and the team in the chopper have escaped unhurt.
The helicopter developed a technical snag during take off, causing it to crash land.
Soon after the mishap, Mr. Fadnavis in a tweet confirmed that the helicopter had met with an accident. He assured that there was nothing to worry about and he and his team were absolutely safe.
Mr. Fadnavis had gone to Latur in Marathwada for BJP’s Shivir Samvad Sabha, a statewide campaign to reach out to farmers in the state.
A senior official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, DGCA, said, the chopper has suffered substantial damage. Talking to reporters at Nilanga, Mr Fadnavis said, his media advisor Ketan Pathak has suffered minor injuries.
The Chief Minister said, it was a new helicopter and he will seek information from police on the incident.