Chopper makes emergency landing in Uttarakhand

Posted By: IANS
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Dehradun, June 28: A helicopter made an emergency landing in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand's Harsil town on Friday, an official said.

The Pawan Hans helicopter developed a technical fault as it was landing in Harsil town, an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) official said on Friday.

"There is no report of any casualties in this incident. The private chopper at the time of landing developed a technical fault and made an emergency landing," ITBP spokesperson Deepak Kumar Pandey said. Investigations are on as to what led to the technical fault.

On Tuesday, Mi-17 V5 helicopter crashed carrying 20 personnel while returning from a rescue mission in Uttarakhand. The bravehearts are being cremated today with a guard of honour ceremony in Uttarakhand. Among the dead were Wing Commander Darryl Castelino, Flight Lieutenant K Praveen, Junior Warrant Officer AK Singh, Sargent Sudhakar Yadav and Flight Lieutenant Tapan Kapoor.

Ongoing rescue operations are in their last leg, where 700 people travelled from Badrinath to Joshimath on foot.


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