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

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