Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Helicopter carrying Naidu develops ‘technical glitch’


Pressure prevailed for a while on January 20 as rumours began spreading that the helicopter by which Telugu Desam Social gathering (TDP) nationwide president N. Chandrababu Naidu was travelling had misplaced reference to the Air Visitors Management (ATC) at INS Dega in Visakhapatnam.

The previous Chief Minister was on his strategy to Araku Valley in Alluri Sitharama Raju district to attend the celebration’s ‘Ra Kadali Ra’ programme.

There was a hearsay that the helicopter had gone in a unsuitable route, however later modified its course to achieve Araku.

In the meantime, the authorities on the airport mentioned there was no communication hole between the ATC and the pilot. It may very well be a communication lapse between the pilot and the helicopter operator, the officers mentioned.

Clearing the air, Mr. Naidu mentioned on the public assembly that he was late as a result of his helicopter developed some minor technical glitch. “After making some rounds within the air, the helicopter landed at Vizag to refuel, and took off to Araku,“ Mr. Naidu added.

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