IAF aircraft crash-lands in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district
IAF aircraft crash-lands in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district: The rectification party has reached the site, the news agency ANI added.
IAF aircraft crash-lands in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district: An Apache AH-64 helicopter of the IAF made an emergency landing in the ravine of the Sindh river near Jakhnauli village in Bhind (Madhya Pradesh) on Monday, May 29, during routine operational training, news agency ANI reported. All crew members and the aircraft are safe. The rectification party has reached the site.
"I have come to know that the aircraft made a crash landing. There was no fatality or injury in the landing (process)," Chambal Zone Inspector General of Police S Saxena told PTI over the phone. Bhind Superintendent of Police Manish Khatri refused to speak on the incident saying the IAF spokesperson will inform about it.
"The aircraft was on a normal routine training mission. The pilot did the precautionary landing near Bhind," an IAF spokesperson said in Delhi. Precautionary landing means there could have been some minor issues, due to which the aircraft was landed as a precaution, officials said. The incident took place at around 8.45 am, the IAF spokesperson said.
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No harm was caused to any person or material, he said, adding the aircraft is being currently examined. Earlier, Chambal Zone Inspector General of Police S Saxena told PTI that there was no fatality or injury in the landing (process). Some videos went viral on social media platforms in which a number of people were seen gathered near the aircraft.
(With agency inputs)
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