All seven aboard copter killed in Jammu crash

Jammu, Nov 23: All seven people aboard a helicopter that crashed on Monday in Katra area of Reasi district have died, police said.

The Himalayan Heli Services helicopter was carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims when it crashed at 12.55 p.m.

“All the seven people on board, including the pilot, have died.”

Those on board the helicopter have been identified as pilot Sunita Vijayan, and six pilgrims Arjun Singh, Maheshwar, Vandana, Akshita, Amritpal Singh and Sachin.

The chopper caught fire immediately on crashing on the mountainside.

Senior police and civil administration officers, including the district magistrate and the district police chief, rushed to the crash spot immediately after the news spread in the area.

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