Asif Ali Zardari helicopter narrowly escapes potential accident
TANDO ADAM: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari escaped an incident before his helicopter landing.
As per media report, He escaped a potential accident after his helicopter narrowly missed a flying red carpet, which was laid out to welcome him in Sindh’s Tando Adam town on Saturday.
In a clear show of mismanagement, the carpet was laid out without anything to weight it down and to keep it safe from gusts of wind generated by the chopper’s blades during landing.
The PPP co-chairman was invited by Senator Imamuddin Shouqeen as chief guest at the inauguration of a private college in the Sindh town.
When his helicopter was about to land at the newly-built college’s ground, the red-carpet, which was laid out to welcome the PPP supremo, could not handle the gusts generated by the chopper and flew up in the air.
The pilot, however, showed presence of mind and kept the helicopter in the air for few moments longer to keep it out of the reach of flying carpets. He later landed the chopper keeping all onboard safe.