AAIB to probe chopper crash in J-K

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will probe the chopper crash incident in Katra in which seven persons including a woman pilot were today killed.

The six pilgrims and the pilot were killed when the chopper crashed in Katra, the base camp of the Vaishsnodevi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district.

A senior official at aviation regulator DGCA said the AAIB would be looking into the crash and a two-member team would be going to the incident site.

AAIB, which was under the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), is now an independent body.

The chopper of a private airliner, which was carrying pilgrims from Sanjichat helipad in Trikuta hills, crashed at new bus stand area in Katra.

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