Union Minister Kiren Rijiju safe after chopper makes emergency landing

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Itanagar: Union minister Kiren Rijiju escaped unhurt when his chopper made an emergency landing on a small field due to bad weather in Itanagar on Tuesday.

The Mi-17 helicopter with Rijiju and seven other passengers and crew members on board was flying from Guwahati to Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh when it faced heavy rains and fog this afternoon.

The pilots of the chopper, belonging to the Border Security Force (BSF), managed to manoeuvre for around 10 minutes before landing on a small field in Itanagar under emergency situation.

Notably, Rijiju was travelling to Ziro to attend the Dree harvest festival.

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