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Emergency landing by Naveen copter

THE ASIAN AGE. | AKSHAYA KUMAR SAHOO
Published : Feb 28, 2019, 2:21 am IST
Updated : Feb 28, 2019, 2:21 am IST

Bad weather is stated to be the reason behind the diversion.

Naveen Patnaik
 Naveen Patnaik

BHUBANESWAR: The special aircraft of Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday made an emergency landing at Jeypore airstrip in Koraput district.

As per reports, instead of Lanjigarh, Mr Patnaik’s copter made an emergency landing at Jeypore airstrip. Bad weather is stated to be the reason behind the diversion.

The CM was scheduled to go to Rayagada in a helicopter after arriving at Lanjigarh. As per latest reports, Patnaik is currently taking rest at Jeypore. Meanwhile, a clarification from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) stated that due to bad weather, the CM’s aircraft could not land at Lanjigarh and hence diverted to Jeypore.

“CM will leave for Raygada shortly by chopper and attend the scheduled programme one hour late. The report of emergency landing at Jeypore is totally baseless,” the clarification added.

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