Pilgrims safe, 2 injured including pilot in helicopter crash-landing at Katra in Jammu
Filed Under: Media & Tech, World | Posted: 12/30/2012 at 1:00AM
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Jammu, December 30 (Scoop News) –All pilgrims on board crash-landed at Katra near Jammu on Sunday are safe said a Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board official sources.
Two injured including pilot were referred to Medical College Jammu for treatment.
Official sources said the pilot detected the technical fault in the engine and made a "precautionary landing" at Katra in Jammu as its surrounding areas are covered with thick fog since Saturday night.
The helicopter was flying the pilgrims back to Katra from Vaishno Devi.
Meanwhile in Saturday evening the enquiry was ordered by government in Helicopter emergency landing near Katra today morning.
As directed by the Governor, CEO has written to the Director General Civil Aviation to take immediate cognizance of the incident of Helicopter emergency landing near Katra and commence time bound inquiry ,officials said in a statement. A two-member DGCA Inquiry Team is reaching Katra tomorrow to commence proceedings.
They said that N. N. Vohra, Governor, has directed the CEO to ensure best medical treatment and all required assistance to the passengers and their families at the Shrine Board’s expense.
The incident took place around 12.10 p.m. today and the Shrine Board officials, a medical team, ambulances of the Shrine Board and the State Health Department, and Katra Police immediately rushed to the accident site.
Providing details, the CEO said that three passengers, including the Pilot of the affected Helicopter, were brought to the
After being administered urgent medical treatment all the four passengers were referred to the
The Pilot was evacuated from Katra to the