Queen Beatrix in helicopter scare

23rd August 2005, Comments 0 comments

23 August 2005, AMSTERDAM — A helicopter carrying Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands made a precautionary landing while on the way to a royal engagement on Tuesday.

23 August 2005

AMSTERDAM — A helicopter carrying Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands made a precautionary landing while on the way to a royal engagement on Tuesday.

The incident took place in the south-eastern town of Rosmalen in Brabant Province. It was first reported by regional broadcaster Omroep Brabant and confirmed by the government information service RVD.

The RVD stressed the incident could not be described as an emergency landing.

The Queen was travelling to De Peel air force base near Eindhoven when the pilot decided the weather conditions had reduced visibility below an acceptable level.

The helicopter landed on grass next to the Mercure Hotel in Rosmalen and the Queen continued her journey in a car.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news
 

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