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Chopper carrying Covid-19 samples lands on UP road

IndiaTimes Friday, 17 April 2020
A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on its way to Chandigarh carrying samples for Covid-19 testing from Ladakh had to make an emergency landing on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway in UP’s Baghpat due to a technical fault on Thursday.
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