Helicopter crashes in Badrinath, 1 killed, 2 injured


A helicopter conveying explorers met with a mishap, A crew member was killed and two pilots endured wounds this happens while taking off from the Himalayan place of worship of Badrinath in Uttarakhand on Saturday.

All the five travelers were sheltered.

An authority at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in Delhi said that a specialist, who was a part of the team, died in the mishap, while the two pilots endured wounds.

Chamoli Superintendent of Police Tripti Bhatt said that the engineer, recognized as Vikram Lamba, who hailed from Assam, was hit by rotor edges.

The cop said the helicopter lost its adjust while taking off because of deficient pneumatic stress and tumbled down.

The mischance occurred around 0745 hrs.

The pilot of the chopper, Sanjay Wasi, complained of slight spinal pain, while co-pilot Alka Shukla, an occupant of Kanpur, endured minor damage.

Every one of the explorers were from Vadodara in Gujarat and they had left for their particular goals, the cop said.

The Agusta 119 helicopter, having a place with Mumbai-based private operator Krestal Aviation, was headed from Badrinath to Haridwar.

The DGCA said it was researching the matter.