23-Nov-15 VT-JKB Airbus AS350B3 Katra, India (7F)

A bird is reported to have hit the tail rotor shortly after take-off. While the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing, the helicopter hit power lines, crashed and caught fire.  The helicopter was  ferrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi temple.  The seven fatalities were named as  pilot Sumita Vijayn from Kerala, Arjun Singh, Mahesh and Vandana from Jammu, Sachin, Akshita (5) and Aaryanjeet from Delhi.

Date
November 23, 2015
Reg
VT-JKB
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS350
MSN
7048
Location
Katra, Udhampur district, Jammu and Kashmir
Country
India
CivilMilitary
Civil
Fatal
7
Operator
Himalayan-Heli-Services
Link 1
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Helicopter-crash-kills-seven-near-Katra/articleshow/49890767.cms
Link 2
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jammu-kashmir/6-die-in-helicopter-crash-near-katra/161867.html
Link 3
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Katra-Chopper-Crash-DGCA-Team-Begins-Probe/2015/11/24/article3144724.ece

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