Madhya Pradesh chief minister’s chopper makes emergency landing (Lead)April 11th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 11 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had a narrow escape Saturday as the helicopter he was travelling in had to make an emergency landing after developing a technical snag, an official said.
The chief minister was on his way to Rampur village in the state’s Satna district to address an election meeting for Ganesh Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Satna constituency, when the chopper developed a snag, Satna district collector Sukhbeer Singh told IANS over telephone.
However, the helicopter landed safely at Paudeeptaur village, 14 km from Satna district headquarters, about 450 km from Bhopal.
The chief minister then left for Rampur by road, the collector added.