Prez pilot sees mystery object

The pilot of the special IAF aircraft that flew President Pranab Mukherjee from Begumpet airport to Chennai on Friday informed the airport authorities that he had seen a mysterious flying object four-and-a-half nautical miles from Begumpet airport. The flight took off from Begumpet airport at 10.14 am.

A top police official in Hyderabad said the pilot had reported a flying object which was suspected to be a balloon.

My word! Are we touchy... or are we touchy? Our skins are getting thinner and thinner by the day.

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