On October 18, a helicopter returning pilgrims from the Kedarnath Temple crashed on its way to a base near Gard Chatti, killing seven people, including the pilot.
A team from the Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will on Tuesday investigate a helicopter crash near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, where seven pilgrims died, according to a senior official.
It was an accident under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) classification and the AIB will investigate the incident, the official added.
A helicopter owned by Arya Airlines is said to have crashed due to bad weather, but a detailed investigation into the cause of the accident is underway, said C. Ravi Shankar, CEO of the Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA). said. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has also ordered another investigation into the helicopter crash and has received condolences from Uttarakhand’s Prime Minister, President, Prime Minister and others. The dead include 58-year-old pilot Anir Singh and his three pilgrims each from Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.
According to state government officials, the incident between Rinchori and Garud Chatti occurred minutes after the helicopter took off from the Kedarnath Temple helipad. Rescuers immediately rushed to the scene. The helicopter was a Bell-407 VT-RPN owned by Aryan Aviation. Within seconds of taking off near Garuruchatti, just 2 kilometers from Kedarnath, the Aryan Aviation Pvt Ltd helicopter crashed into a foggy hill and crashed, said Manohar Singh, a security guard working at the Kedarnath heliport, said PTI. said to be located across from
Rudraprayag district administrators claimed helicopter services were suspended after Tuesday’s accident.