Itanagar: Kiren Rijiju's chopper makes emergency landing

Itanagar: Kiren Rijiju's chopper makes emergency landing”

The incident has came to light just after another helicopter with Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on board was forced to make an emergency landing due to bad weather conditions in Itanagar. The SP of Itanagar and other senior officials were rushed to the spot within half an hour of the chopper landing. A report said the rescue operation was quite hard and heavy rain, fog, and forested area made the landing a challenging task.

All persons, including Rijiju, on board the chopper were evacuated safely and are unharmed.

The Mi-17 helicopter, where Rijiju was travelling, had seven other passengers when it faced heavy rains and fog in the afternoon.

Union minister Kiren Rijiju had a miraculous escape as his chopper made an emergency landing in Itanagar on Tuesday due to bad weather. PTI

"Our culture is our identity and we should strive to preserve it in all possible manner, he said while joining the people of Ziro Valley in Lower Subanisiri district of the state in celebrating Dree, the harvest festival of the Apatani community". Due to heavy rain chopper was caught in a very heavy fog & rain. "So, it landed at an alternate place", said a BSF spokesperson.

This is not the first time that the MoS (Home) has had a lucky escape. He was also going to overview the disaster preparedness and to meet paramilitary personnel deployed along the Sino-India border.

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