J&K: Chopper Crash Kills 7 In Katra


Srinagar: A helicopter crash near Katra in Jammu and Kashmir killed seven people on Monday. The pilot is among the people who have been killed.

The chopper belonged to a private company. The accident took place while it was coming back from Vaishnodevi shrine. All the passengers in the chopper were pilgrims.

IG Jammu Danish Rana said the accident took place at around 12.30 pm on Monday. It crashed soon after taking off.

The chopper was being flown by a lady pilot. The reason for the crash is under investigation. Technical fault might also have led to the crash. No one has been injured on the ground due to the crash. Chopper services have been suspended for the time being.