Jodhpur: IAF Mi-17 helicopter makes precautionary landing; second such incident in a week
Jodhpur (Rajasthan), March 12: An Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter on Sunday made a precautionary landing at Peelwa village near Jodhpur. This is such an incident of the defence forces' helicopter landing in less than a week.
According to Indian Air Force (IAF) officials, officials performed checks on the chopper there, and it has now safely returned to the Phalodi air base. It is worth noting that India is one of the largest operators of the Mi-17V5 and Mi-17 helicopter fleets, and it even uses them to carry its VVIPs, including the country's President and Prime Minister.
The Mi-17V5 is the force's workhorse, and it is used on a daily basis to maintain Indian positions in the Siachen glacier and Eastern Ladakh, as well as high altitude and remote areas in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
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An Indian Navy Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) on a routine sortie off the coast of Mumbai made an emergency landing earlier on Wednesday after experiencing a sudden loss of power and rapid loss of height.
The Pilot, according to the Indian Navy, performed controlled ditching (an emergency landing on water). Following an immediate search and rescue, all three crew members on board the helicopter were rescued by naval patrol craft.
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