Maharashtra CM Fadnavis Narrowly Escapes After Helicopter Crash Lands  

The chopper carrying Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavais  crash landed in Latur on Thursday  - Sakshi Post

Latur: A chopper with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis onboard crash landed in Latur district on Thursday. The CM and his team escaped unhurt.

"Our helicopter did meet with an accident in Latur but me and my team is absolutely safe and ok. Nothing to worry," tweeted Fadnavis minutes after the accident.

A CMO official said that chopper carrying Maharashtra CM developed snag during take-off in Latur where he attended a government program. After the take-off, the chopper developed a technical snag and crash landed. Its wings were broken.

However, as the chopper was flying at a low height, no serious damage happened and the chief minister and his staff aboard were safe. He then traveled to Mumbai by road.

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao called his Maharashtra counterpart and enquired about the accident.

Fadnavis launched a 'Shivar Samwad Sabha' to reach out to farmers in the state and address their issues. The four-day initiative is being launched amid the rising resentment among farmers across the state over delay in procurement of tur this year.

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