Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others had a providential escape when their chopper crash-landed after it got entangled in overhead wires in Latur district on Thursday, officials said.
The state government’s Sikorsky helicopter VT-CMM took offf from Nilanga town, near Latur around noon with six persons, including Fadnavis, two crew members and three other officials.
However, shortly after take-off, the pilot noticed variable wind patterns and decided to return to the helipad.
But during landing the chopper got entangled in some overhead electrical wires near the helipad and crash-landed there, the official said.
All the persons on board, including Fadnavis, are safe though the chopper suffered substantial damage.
Fadnavis tweeted – “Our helicopter did meet with an accident in Latur, but me and my team are absolutely safe and ok. Nothing to worry.”
Our helicopter did meet with an accident in Latur but me and my team is absolutely safe and ok.
Nothing to worry.
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) 25 May 2017