Anxious moments as helicopter carrying Indian politician spins out-of-control

Onlookers feared the worst on Sunday as a helicopter pilot lost control of his aircraft which was carrying an Indian politician.

A video of the incident, which was filmed in Alwar Ladpur Village in Rajasthan state, shows the helicopter coming into land on a dusty field.

Locals can be heard cheering as the aircraft descends but then, just a few metres from touching down, the helicopter suddenly begins to spin.

After several violent rotations, the pilot manages to regain control and landed safely.

The helicopter was carrying Mahant Balaknath, the current Member of Parliament from Alwar Lok Sabha constituency in Rajasthan.