Emergency Landing Of Indian Army helicopter, IA 2123

Army helicopter makes emergency landing in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district

An Indian Army helicopter — IA 2123, made an emergency landing at Kulithigai near Madhanur in Vellore district on April 6.

“The helicopter made an emergency landing due to a technical fault. The four-member crew including Lieutenant Colonel Akshay Khalia and Major Puneet were flying from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bengaluru to Chennai.

A team of three formations were coming from HAL to Chennai to take part in the Defence Expo when this helicopter developed a technical snag,” said P. Pakalavan, Superintendent of Police, Vellore.

On finding a large barren land at Kulithigai near Madhanur, the ‘Rudra’ helicopter safely landed at about 1 p.m., he said, adding that a team in another helicopter has flown in to attend to the technical fault.

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