#Kedarnath : A Helicopter Carrying Pilgrims Crashes Due To Poor Visibility ; Death Toll 7

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In a rather tragic accident ,a helicopter ferrying pilgrims back from the Kedarnath temple crashed on Tuesday amid poor visibility, killing all seven people onboard.

The chopper burst into flames close to Garud Chatti and Jungle Chatti, killing six pilgrims and the pilot, Rudraprayag District Disaster Management Officer Nandan Singh said.

A senior civil aviation ministry official said the helicopter involved in the crash was operated by Aryan Aviation.

“According to the preliminary information, a Bell 407 helicopter VT-RPN crashed on the way from Kedarnath to Guptkashi, possibly due to bad weather,” a senior official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami tweeted,

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