Indian Navy chetak helicopter ‘precautionary landing’ in Kerala highway


A Navy helicopter made a “precautionary landing” off a National Highway in Alappuzha district Wednesday, a defence spokesman said. “The crew consisting of two pilots are safe and the aircraft has not suffered any damage,” the spokesman said.

“The chetak helicopter of Southern Naval Command –IN 429– which was carrying out routine flying, made a precautionary landing off the NH 47 near Thuravoor, following a discrepancy in engine parameters,” he said.

The landing is as required by the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) of the helicopter, the spokesman said. A technical team is being sent to the site to investigate, he added. Read More

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