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Woman pilot, five pilgrims killed in chopper crash in Katra

IAF helicopter which crashed in Sitapur

Jammu : Five pilgrims and a woman pilot were today killed when a chopper crashed in Katra, the base camp of the Vaishsnodevi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district.

The chopper of a private airliner, which was carrying the pilgrims from Sanjichat helipad in Trikuta hills, crashed at new bus stand area in Katra, IGP Jammu, Danish Rana told PTI.

In the crash, six persons, including a woman flying officer, died, he said, adding further details are awaited.

According to unconfirmed reports, the chopper caught fire mid-air and the pilot averted the crash in a populated area in Katra.

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