IAF's New Apache Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing In Punjab Field

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IAF's New Apache Helicopter Makes Emergency Landin
A newly inducted Apache helicopter of the Indian Air Force on Friday made an emergency landing in a field in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur. The chopper after one hour of flying developed a technical snag, officials said.

The crew is safe and no major damage has been reported.

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"An Apache helicopter of the IAF got airborne from Pathankot airbase. The helicopter, after approximately one hour of flying had indications of a critical failure and carried out a safe landing west of Indora, Punjab," the IAF said in a statement.

"The captain of the aircraft took correct and prompt actions to recover the helicopter safely. All crew on board the helicopter are safe and there has been no damage to any property. The aircraft will be recovered after necessary rectification," it said.

Last year, India had bought 22 brand new Apache AH-64E attack helicopters in a deal with the US defence giant Boeing worth $1.1 billion. The AH-64E Apache is one of the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopters.

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