IAF Chopper Crashes Near Kedarnath, All on Board Safe
The accident took place when the MI-17 chopper was trying to land far from the Kedarnath shrine.
Wreckage of an MI-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) that crashed 20 meters before landing at the Kedarnath helipad, on Tuesday morning. (PTI)
Dehradun: Six people on board an IAF helicopter escaped unhurt today after it crashed near the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath.
An MI-17 chopper of the Indian Air Force crashed at 8.20 AM while landing at the helipad in Kedarnath, Rudraprayag District Magistrate Mangesh Ghildiyal said.
All the six people on board made a safe exit, he said.
The chopper was carrying heavy mechanical equipment from Guptkashi to Kedarnath for ongoing reconstruction work there, the district magistrate said.
A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident, official sources said in Delhi.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.
Recommended For You
- Having Multiple Husbands May Be a 'Wise Strategy' For Women, Claims Study
- Are Your Cable TV And DTH Subscriptions Set to Become More Affordable?
- Couldn't Have Dreamt the Blessings God Showered on Me: Kohli
- BCCI Informs Indian High Commission in Antigua About Hoax Terror Threat
- Instead of Putting Unsold Stuff in a Garbage Dump, Amazon Will Donate it Instead