Union Minister of State Kiren Rijiju’s helicopter today made an emergency landing near Itanagar due to heavy fog and rain. Rijiju escaped unhurt.
According to reports, the helicopter was caught in heavy rain and fog, which made navigation difficult due to the low visibility. The experienced BSF pilots managed to keep the chopper steady and manoeuvre it around for 10 minutes amid the rain, before finding a small strip for a safe landing.
“I was lucky enough to be landed safely, thanks to the BSF pilots who are very experienced,” Rijiju told the Media.
The Mi-17 helicopter with Rijiju and seven other passengers and crew members on board was flying from Guwahati to Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh.