"The chopper carrying Omar Abdullah landed shortly after taking off from Kishtwar for Srinagar today. It had developed some technical problem," a senior police officer told PTI.
However, no one suffered any injury, he said, adding the chief minister later left by road for Srinagar, which is nearly 200 km from Kishtwar.
Mr Abdullah had flown to Kishtwar town this afternoon to address a public rally and lay the foundation stone of a tourist building.
He was accompanied by Minister of State for Home Sajjad Kitchloo and National Conference's provincial chief and MLA Devender Rana.