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.>