A Border Security Force helicopter carrying nine personnel, including top officials of the Central Reserve Police Force deployed in anti-Maoist operations, made an emergency landing in Aurangabad district of Bihar on Tuesday night, after developing a technical snag. All officials on board alighted safely, PTI reported.

The Advanced Light Helicopter landed safely in an open field in Uphara area of Aurangabad at 11.55 pm on Tuesday, unidentified police officials said. The CRPF’s Additional Director General (Central Zone) Kuldiep Singh, Inspector General (Bihar Sector) Charu Sinha, a commanding officer and six police officials were on board the aircraft.

The personnel were on their way to a review meeting of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action in Barachatti area of Gaya district. The Commando Battalion for Resolute Action is the CRPF’s elite jungle warfare unit.

There was no damage to the aircraft during the emergency landing, police officials said.