1 min readImages: The LCH in distress

My friend and fellow traveler on the defense beat in India, Indo-Asian News Service reporter Nallan Chakravarthy Bipindra reported the story of the indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) having to cut short its flight in distress on the second day of Aero India 2011 in Bangalore last month.

Bips reported that ‘Within minutes after the LCH took off from the base to display its capabilities as a futuristic potent weapon platform of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the pilot reported a technical snag in the chopper’s rotors and was immediately asked to land, a defence ministry official said’, and that an ‘a HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) official involved with the LCH project said the pilot has complained of an unusual noise in the chopper just a few minutes after take off’.

StratPost photographer Shashanka Nanda took pictures of it happening.

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So what do you think?