Raigad (Maharashtra), July 7 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis escaped a potential accident when his helicopter suddenly took off as he was boarding it at a helipad in Alibaug here on Friday afternoon.

According to preliminary reports by officials, as Fadnavis was preparing to board the chopper, it sudden took off and its rotating wings came very close to his head.

However, an alert security personnel lunged forward and helped the Chief Minister escape injury from the chopper’s blades, a district official told mediapersons a short while ago.

Further details are awaited.

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