Devendra Fadnavis has another near-miss in helicopter, his fifth

Devendra Fadnavis. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 11, 2018, 03.18 PM (IST)

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday had a narrow escape in the helicopter he was flying in. The tail rotor of the helicopter got entangled in a cable while landing in Bhayandar on the outskirts of Mumbai. After having a safe landing the chief minister had to take a vehicle for reaching his destination. 

This is not the first time when Fadnavis experienced such helicopter mishap.

Last year four of the helicopter he was flying in had suffered from technical issues. 

On 9 December, his helicopter was landed midway because of overloading. The chopper was flown again after unloading some luggage. 

On 7 July, he was rescued by security guards from getting hit by the chopper's tail roter after the piolet started the engine even before Fadnavis could board the chopper.  He was saved by the security guards who pushed him out of the copter's way. 

On May 25 , the rotor of the helicopter carrying him had crashlanded. The chief minister was again rescued unharmed.

On May 10, the helicopter that was alloted to him had undergone difficulties even before reaching the pick-up location.