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Meghalaya CM’s chopper makes emergency landing at UCC field

“There was a sudden change in weather conditions and the pilots don’t want to risk landing at the Advanced Landing Ground in Upper Shillong...” the Chief Minister said  

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Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma’s helicopter made an emergency landing at the Union Christian College (UCC) field in Ri-Bhoi district on Wednesday after sudden change in weather condition on his return to the State capital from Tura, the district headquarters of West Garo Hills. 

“There was a sudden change in weather conditions and the pilots don’t want to risk landing at the Advanced Landing Ground in Upper Shillong. So the pilots made an emergency landing at UCC in Umiam,” the Chief Minister told UNI. 

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Taking to his microblogging site, Sangma said, “Emergency landing at UCC in Umiam due to bad weather on the way from Tura but enjoyed the view of the lovely campus during my walk & had a good time there thanks to their hospitality. What a day!”

Sangma was returning to Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya from Tura after attending an official programme.  

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