Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had a providential escape when his helicopter was caught in a raging storm and was forced to make emergency landing at Sonbarsa Raj in Saharsa district on Sunday.
The incident occurred after the helicopter took off from Sonbarsa Raj, where he had gone to address an election rally, to fly to Madhepura to address another public meeting in the afternoon, Saharsa SP Sunil Kumar Nayak said.
“The storm continued for almost an hour from 4.30 pm to 5.30pm. It started after the chief minister had left the rally venue. The helicopter in which he was flying to Madhepura was trapped in the storm. The pilot somehow managed to make emergency landing at the place he flew from,” Nayak said.