IAF Apache helicopter makes emergency landing in Punjab  

An Apache helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday made an emergency landing in Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

The chopper took off from the Pathankot air base but landed in a field in Hoshiarpur after it developed a technical snag, officials said.

Ministry of Defence in a statement said, “An Apache helicopter of the IAF got airborne from Pathankot Airbase. The helicopter, after approx 1 hr of flying had indications of a critical failure and carried out a safe landing west of Indora, Punjab.”

“The captain of the aircraft took correct and prompt actions to recover the helicopter safely,” the statement said.

“All crew onboard the helicopter are safe and there has been no damage to any property,” it said.

“The aircraft will be recovered after necessary rectification,” it added.