A Mi-17 helicopter belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) made an emergency landing in Mandya, Karnataka state due to a technical snag on Wednesday afternoon.
“The crew of a Mi-17 helicopter deputed for the Mysuru Dasara (Indian festival) noticed a technical snag. As per standard operating procedures, they have done a precautionary landing. Rectification party will come and rectify the snag," a defense spokesperson was quoted as saying by Indian Express.
According to the local police, no casualties were reported due to the emergency landing. “The emergency landing was made in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district today around 12.30 pm,” the police said.
Last Friday, two pilots onboard Indian Army's Cheetah helicopter were killed after the chopper crashed in Bhutan. On September 25, an IAF MiG-21 fighter also crashed. Pilots of the jet ejected safely.