Narrow escape for KCR, smoke detected in chopper minutes before take off

Narrow escape for KCR, smoke detected in chopper minutes before take off
Click for full image

Hyderabad: A smoke was today detected in a communication set in the chopper, minutes before Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) was to fly in it from Karimnagar district, a police official said. The incident was reported at around 10.30 am, following which the communication set was removed from the chopper, he said.

Rao and others travelling in the helicopter were safe and the chief minister continued with his tour, he said. “The staff, after noticing smoke from the communication kit, immediately got it removed from the chopper and later the CM flew to Adilabad district in the helicopter,” the police official said.

“There was no snag in the helicopter of the chief minister. The VHS (communication) set used by police had a short circuit. The smoke was noticed and immediately the kit carrying the communication set was removed from the chopper,” a government official said.

Telanganas IT Minister K T Rama Rao, who is also the chief ministers son, tweeted, “Just checked up with CMO team. All is well with Honble CM and he is continuing his tour in Adilabad district.”

PTI