Friday, August 23, 2019

Directorate General of Civil Aviation to probe Uttarkashi chopper crash

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will investigate the helicopter crash, involved in the rescue mission, in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, killing three people on board. A team of the DGCA has already reached the state to initiate a probe into the matter. The senior officials of Uttarakhand will also be summoned for enquiry. On Wednesday the chopper was carrying relief materials for people stranded in the flood-hit region when the pilot Rajpal, co-pilot Kaptal Lal and a local resident named Ramesh Sawar were killed in the accident.
The chopper blades got stuck in wires which resulted in the crash. The incident occurred at Moldi village near Uttarkashi. The location where the incident occurred is at a distance of six kilometres from Arakot. The area becomes inaccessible by road because of incessant rainfall and floods triggered by it. People in the region need to trek through hills to reach there.
23/08/19 Manmohan Bhatt/Zee Media/DNA

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