Maharashtra CM’s Helicopter Crash-lands
Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis and three others escaped unhurt after a helicopter carrying them crash-landed soon after it took off from a helipad at Nilanga in Latur district of central Maharashtra.
The CM had gone to Latur to participate in BJP’s farmer outreach program, with principal secretary Pravin Pardeshi and staff AbimanyuPawar and Ketan Pathak.
According to reports, pilots of the Sikorsky (VT-CMM) helicopter detected variable wind pattern after taking off from Nilanga near Latur at about 12 pm. They decided to land back.
However, during landing the rotor blades of the chopper got entangled in electric cables.
The helicopter suffered substantial damage in the accident but luckily none of the six occupants sustained any injuries
Mr. Fadnavis said on Twitter, “Our helicopter did meet with an accident in Latur but me and my team is absolutely safe and ok. Nothing to worry.”