Mission impossible in Madhya Pradesh

Tue Dec 31 2013, 22:09 hrs
A four-seater private plane made an emergency landing on a busy highway at Betul, Madhya Pradesh. (PTI)
A four-seater private plane made an emergency landing on a busy highway at Betul, Madhya Pradesh. (PTI)
The small aircraft, said to be Piper PA-30, belonging to NRI Sam Verma, was on a regular sortie when it was caught in strong winds and forced to land on a four-lane highway, about 180 KM from state capital Bhopal. (PTI)
The small aircraft, said to be Piper PA-30, belonging to NRI Sam Verma, was on a regular sortie when it was caught in strong winds and forced to land on a four-lane highway, about 180 KM from state capital Bhopal. (PTI)
(Clockwise) Combo picture of the four-seater private plane. According to local authorities, the pilot had initially sought permission to land near the Sapna dam which was denied for security reasons. (PTI)
(Clockwise) Combo picture of the four-seater private plane. According to local authorities, the pilot had initially sought permission to land near the Sapna dam which was denied for security reasons. (PTI)
The plane, with insignia VT-EUC, landed safely and pulled up yards away from rows of trucks parked on the roadside. (PTI)
The plane, with insignia VT-EUC, landed safely and pulled up yards away from rows of trucks parked on the roadside. (PTI)