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Chopper with 17 passenger makes emergency landing on road

Pawan Hans helicopter

Tezpur (Assam): A Pawan Hans helicopter today made an emergency landing on a road at Gohpur Balijan in Sonitpur district near Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

According to officials of the State Aviation Department of Arunachal Pradesh, the chopper was on its way from Itanagar to Guwahati with 17 passengers on board.

The helicopter made an emergency landing on the road connecting Gohpur with Itanagar at Balijan due to inclement weather.

“There was no technical problem and no one was injured,” the officials said.

After helicopter’s landing, the road was blocked for about an hour, leading to a traffic snarl.

A large number of people from nearby areas gathered to have a look at the chopper.

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