Kochi, Mar 21 (PTI) A Chetak helicopter of the Coast Guard made an emergency landing, immediately after it took off, to avoid bird hit at the Navy airport here today.

There was no injury to the two occupants in the helicopter. However, the copter’s under carriage was damaged during the landing, Coast Guard sources here told PTI.

“After the take-off, before its forward journey, the copter made an emergency landing to avoid a bird that came in its way,” they said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.