CHANDIGARH (TIP): The Haryana governor, Jagan Nath Pahadia had a miraculous escape on March 27 morning, when state government’s plane with governor on board caught fire while taking-off on the runaway at the Chandigarh airport. The incident took place at around 11.30 am when Governor’s plane was to take off from technical area of Chandigarh airport.
The plane immediately crash-landed at the runway, when it was it was about to take off. Pahadia was immediately pulled out of the plane by his staff and taken to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGI) Chandigarh for detailed medical examination. No serious injury was reported.
According to Haryana Raj Bhawan spokesperson, 82-years old Pahadia was going for Delhi, where the President of India would be launching his autobiography on Thursday at Rastrapati Bhawan. At the time of incident, a total of nine persons including Governor, his personal doctor, governor’s aide-de-camp (ADC) and others were accompanying him in the plane. The incident had happened immediately after the plane was taken to runway after refueling at the airport. The airport runway was closed for half