Helicopter carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims crashed near Katra, Jammu

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Reported by: Ravi Thappa, WHN J&K Journalist

The helicopter that crashed near Katra was travelling to Sanjhichat. (File Photo)
JAMMU: Seven persons, including a woman pilot, were killed on Monday when a helicopter ferrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi temple crashed near Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The incident took place on Monday when the chopper was going to Sanjhichat from Katra.

The helicopter caught fire soon after take off.
The helicopter belonged to Himalayan Heli service company.

Source: World Hindu News (WHN)