Uttar Pradesh Minister Shivpal Yadav today had a miraculous escape when a small plane carrying him skidded off the runway after landing at the IGI airport here.

The incident took place at around 12 noon when the plane skidded off the runway after landing and the nose-wheel got stuck in mud, airport sources said.

The plane with six people onboard, including Yadav and two pilots, was coming from Lucknow. The minister and his co-passengers were taken to the medical facility at the airport where they underwent treatment for minor injuries, the sources said.

The aircraft is owned by the Uttar Pradesh Government.

(This article was published on September 22, 2012)
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