Teams from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) and aviation watchdog DGCA will be looking into the Tuesday fatal helicopter crash near Kedarnath, Uttarakhand
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently punished the unfortunate helicopter's operator, Aryan Aviation, with Rs 5 lakh for a number of regulatory infractions.
The chopper - Bell 407 (VT-RPN) - operated by Aryan Aviation, burst into flames at around 11.45 am at Dev Darshini in Garud Chatti, Rudraprayag District Disaster Management Officer Nandan Singh said.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will also be investigating the accident. – DGCA has fined Aryan Aviation
The chopper crashed at Garud Chatti, nearly 2 km from the Kedarnath Dham shrine ,and caught fire. Soon after the tragic incident, the administration team left for relief and rescue work.
A team has been dispatched to the accident spot to carry out relief operations, informed officials. Fog and poor visibility are said to be the reason for the crash.
As many as six people were killed after a helicopter carrying Kedarnath pilgrims from Phata crashed on Tuesday.