The helicopter was proceeding from Hindon to Chandigarh on a COVID-19 task of carrying test samples of Leh
IAF’s Cheetah helicopter on 16 April 2020 made an emergency (precautionary) landing on Outer Ring Road highway in the NCR, near Hindon.
The helicopter was proceeding from Hindon to Chandigarh on a COVID-19 task of carrying test samples of Leh. Approximately 3 NM out of Hindon, aircraft developed technical snag and carried out safe landing on Outer Ring Road highway.
No damage to any property has been reported.
“The actions taken by the pilots were prompt and correct. Recovery aircraft was launched immediately from Hindon. The aircraft was rectified and recovered back promptly and safely at Hindon,” IAF said in an official statement.
HAL’s Cheetah was developed to meet high altitude operational requirements of the Indian Armed Forces. The Cheetah helicopter fleet is used for a range of operations: Search and Rescue (SAR), Casualty Evacuation and Route Transport Role.