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Prez sees copter smoke, hops out

Discussion in 'Indian Defence Industry' started by flanker143, Sep 1, 2011.

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  1. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

    Aug 21, 2010
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    Smoke emitted from the helicopter meant to carry the President, Ms Pratibha Patil, when it was about to take off from the Ashramam Ground in Kollam on Wednesday, triggering alarm.

    The air conditioner unit in the Indian Air Force helicopter started emitting smoke soon after the President stepped into it to fly to Thiruvananthapuram.

    She immediately got out of the chopper creating consternation among the assembled crowds as well as security personnel.

    The IAF has ordered an enquiry by the technical board of inquiry into the incident.

    Following the technical snag, Ms Patil had to wait in her car for about 30 minutes for a stand-by chopper to arrive and take her to Thiruvananthapuram where she was scheduled to attend a function.
    Traffic in Kollam city also came to a halt for about an hour as the police blocked the movement of vehicles until the President left.

    Sources said that the chopper that carried the VVIPs belonged to the Com Squadron of the IAF that is headquartered in Delhi.

    “During all VVIP movements a stand-by craft would also be made available to meet any emergency situations,â€￾ said a senior police officer.

    The President later flew back to Delhi from Thiruvananthapuram after completing her three-day visit to the state
  2. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

    Apr 1, 2010
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    Air vent issues.. heli was repaaired and flew back to Trivandrum later.
  3. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

    Jul 1, 2011
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    they should be more careful with the Commander-In-Chief
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