Sehore: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Home Minister Uma Shankar Gupta had a narrow escape on Sunday when a door of their helicopter suddenly opened midair soon after take off, forcing the pilot to return to the helipad.

Police sources said that the two leaders had boarded  the chopper for going to Jawad after taking part in a programme organised by BJP's Minority Cell at Nasrullaganj in the district.

However, a door of the chopper's luggage compartment suddenly fell open after the aircraft took off following which the pilot decided to return and landed the helicopter safely at the helipad, they said.

Although the problem was rectified, Chouhan returned to Bhopal instead of going to Jawad, sources added.