WATCH: India’s Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah’s helicopter loses control during take off in Bihar

India’s Home Affairs Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah on Monday had a close encounter which could have been a major accident, after his helicopter allegedly lost control while taking off in Begusarai, Bihar. The incident was caught on camera, and the video of the same has become viral.

Union Home Affairs MInister Amit Shah campaigned for the BJP in northern India's Bihar on Monday. Photo courtesy:
Amit Shah campaigned for the BJP in northern India’s Bihar on Monday. Photo courtesy:

There are reports that Shah was inside the chopper when the incident occurred. He, however, was safe. Luckily, the pilot of the helicopter regained control of the chopper and managed to take off safely along with the Home Affairs Minister inside. A major accident was averted as the pilot realised at the right time that the chopper was going out of control.

It can be seen in the video that the helicopter lost control for some time and was seen moving in the air in another direction. The chopper hovered at a very short height above the land. The video showed that the pilot struggled to gain control of the helicopter while it moved back and forth before taking off safely.

Meanwhile, quoting government sources, News 18 reported: “Some channels reported that there was some balance issue while Hon’ble Home Minister’s Helicopter was taking off from Begusarai, Bihar. Kindly note there was no such issues.”

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is busy campaigning for the ruling BJP during the ongoing Lok Sabha (General) Elections 2024. The Home Minister needs to fly from one destination to another due to his busy schedule.

Home Minister Amit Shah was on a visit to Bihar and was returning from Begusarai. Voting will be held for the Begusarai Lok Sabha seat on May 13 in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2024, and BJP candidate Giriraj Singh is in the fray from the Lok Sabha constituency. CPI has fielded its candidate Awadhesh Kumar Rai from the Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency.

(The article is published under a mutual content partnership arrangement between The Free Press Journal and Connected to India)