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Army helicopter makes emergency landing, takes off safely

Army helicopter makes emergency landing, takes off safely

Jammu: An army helicopter made an emergency landing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Wednesday morning due to a technical glitch. There were eight passengers on board.

Once the glitch was fixed, the chopper left for its destination. According to senior superintendent of police (SSP) PD Nitya, all eight passengers are safe.

“The ALH [advanced light helicopter] of Srinagar-based 15 Corps was on its way to Udhampur from Manasbal in Bandipora district of north Kashmir and made the emergency landing at 10:45 am after developing some technical glitch,” said the SSP.

Among the passengers on board the helicopter was a patient who was being airlifted to Military Command Hospital in Udhampur, according to officials. The eight passengers also included two pilots and two technical staff members.

The helicopter made its emergency landing at district police lines in Ranbam.