Microlite aircraft makes emergency landing near metro station

Sun Oct 06 2013, 16:49 hrs
An IAF microlite aircraft with two persons on board made an emergency precautionary landing in a park near a metro station in east Delhi after the pilot suspected a problem in the plane. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
An IAF microlite aircraft with two persons on board made an emergency precautionary landing in a park near a metro station in east Delhi after the pilot suspected a problem in the plane. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The two persons on board are safe and the aircraft has not suffered any damage. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The two persons on board are safe and the aircraft has not suffered any damage. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Residents surround the microlite aircraft after an emergency landing. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Residents surround the microlite aircraft after an emergency landing. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Air Force and local police officials said after the two-seater aircraft landed at around 11 AM at the DDA Park near Shastri Park metro station, attracting a large crowd of onlookers. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Air Force and local police officials said after the two-seater aircraft landed at around 11 AM at the DDA Park near Shastri Park metro station, attracting a large crowd of onlookers. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The aircraft belonging to the National Cadet Corps wing of the Indian Air Force had taken off from Hindon air base for checking bird activity around the base. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The aircraft belonging to the National Cadet Corps wing of the Indian Air Force had taken off from Hindon air base for checking bird activity around the base. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
It made the "precautionary" landing near the Shastri Park metro station, an IAF spokesperson said here. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
It made the "precautionary" landing near the Shastri Park metro station, an IAF spokesperson said here. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
"The pilot suspected that something was not right in the aircraft and that is why made a precautionary landing," he said. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
"The pilot suspected that something was not right in the aircraft and that is why made a precautionary landing," he said. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The aircraft is now being brought back to the Hindon air base after a thorough check. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The aircraft is now being brought back to the Hindon air base after a thorough check. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)

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