Phata Helicopter Crash: Seven Dead As Chopper Carrying Kedarnath Pilgrims Crashes

Phata: A helicopter in Uttarakhand, carrying Kedarnath pilgrims from Phata, crashed on Tuesday.

C Ravi Shankar, CEO of Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority, said, “Seven people died in the crash. The incident took place around 11:40 am. The chopper took off from Kedarnath and was heading towards Guptkashi. The cause of the accident will be known after a proper investigation,’.

The Uttarakhand Police and teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have reached the spot where the helicopter crashed today.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) also ordered a detailed probe into the crash of a helicopter near Kedarnath.

According to DGCA, Aryan Aviation Bell-407 helicopter VT-RPN with five passengers took off from Kedarnathji Dham for GuptKashi.

The weather was Cloudy over Garud Chatti. In a valley near Garud Chatti, a loud noise was heard and the helicopter caught fire. This is for the present information.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed condolences and said that a detailed inquiry has been ordered into this tragic incident.

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed his anguish over the incident and said the situation is being constantly monitored.



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