Navy copter makes emergency landing in Goa

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Panaji | Published: December 9, 2016 12:26:47 PM

Indian Navy's Chetak helicopter attached to INS Hansa base in Vasco made an emergency landing in South Goa today after it developed a technical snag.

The helicopter landed at a property owned by Lalit Group of Hotels in South Goa's Canacona village at 7.15 AM. (Representative Image: Reuters)The helicopter landed at a property owned by Lalit Group of Hotels in South Goa’s Canacona village at 7.15 AM. (Representative Image: Reuters)

Indian Navy’s Chetak helicopter attached to INS Hansa base in Vasco made an emergency landing in South Goa today after it developed a technical snag. Both the pilots on the carrier landed safely, a senior naval official said.

“The Chetak helicopter developed low oil pressure. Any variation in oil temperature of a helicopter can cause a snag. The pilots adopted emergency procedures and landed safely in South Goa,” Indian Navy’s Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area (FOGA) Rear Admiral Puneet Bahl told PTI.

The helicopter landed at a property owned by Lalit Group of Hotels in South Goa’s Canacona village at 7.15 AM. Bahl said a team of Navy officials has been sent to the spot, which is around 60 kms away from INS Hansa base.

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He said both the pilots on board Chetak were safe and they followed correct emergency procedures prescribed in such a situation.

“We have sent a team which will investigate and only after that we will come to know the exact reason for the possible snag,” Bahl added.

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