The helicopter, bring pilgrims, crashed right after the launch from the Kedarnath shrine near Garud Chatti in Rudraprayag at around 11.40 am, authorities stated.

All seven people, including a pilot, onboard a helicopter were killed after it collapsed near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand today.

The helicopter, bring pilgrims, collapsed right after the launch from the Kedarnath temple near Garud Chatti in Rudraprayag at around 11.40 am, authorities said.

“Bodies of six pilgrims as well as a pilot have actually been recouped from the website,” they claimed.

First examination suggests negative weather condition and also bad presence caused the crash. “The specific root cause of the accident will be recognized after a correct investigation,” claimed C Ravi Shankar, CEO, Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Advancement Authority.

Aeronautics regulator resources stated a loud noise was heard before the helicopter caught fire. “A Bell 407 helicopter VT-RPN coming from a Delhi-based Aryan Aviation has collapsed on the way from Kedarnath to Guptkashi, potentially as a result of gloomy climate,” resources told NDTV.

Visuals from the area revealed a large plume of smoke. The National Disaster Feedback Pressure (NDRF), State Catastrophe Action Pressure (SDRF) as well as the district police are performing a joint search and rescue operation at the mishap website.

Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has purchased a thorough inquiry right into the crash.

Civil Air Travel Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia shared his suffering over the occurrence and also claimed they are in constant touch with the state government.

Head Of State Draupadi Murmu and also Head Of State Narendra Modi have condoled the death of explorers and also the pilot in the chopper collision.

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Resources: NDTV

Last Updated: 18 October 2022