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Seven killed as helicopter ferrying pilgrims crashes near Kedarnath

After the crash, the state civil aviation department suspended all the helicopter flights to Kedarnath

Chopper crash, Kedarnath
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SDRF personnel carry out rescue work after a helicopter carrying pilgrims crashed near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand

Shishir Prashant Dehradun
A private helicopter ferrying pilgrims crashed into a hill near the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand on Tuesday, killing all the seven people onboard, including the pilot.

A state police statement said the helicopter apparently crashed after ferrying pilgrims back from the shrine due to the thick fog and poor visibility. The Director General of Civil Aviation has ordered an inquiry into the crash.  

The Bell 407 helicopter belonging to Aryan Aviation caught a fire after the crash. A state government statement said the accident occurred at 1140 hours and a magisterial inquiry was ordered.

Those killed included pilot Anil Singh

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First Published: Oct 18 2022 | 8:40 PM IST

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