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Mi-17 helicopter catches fire while landing near Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand, 4 including pilot injured

As per reports, the accident happened at the time of landing.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 03, 2018 10:34 IST ]
Mi-17 helicopter catches fire 

Mi-17 helicopter catches fire 

Four people were injured on Tuesday after Indian Air Force's (IAF) Mi-17 helicopter caught fire after colliding with an iron girder while landing near Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand, news agency ANI reported. However, no loss of life has been reported yet.

India Tv - Mi-17 helicopter catches fire 

Mi-17 helicopter catches fire 

As per reports, the incident happened when the pilot attempted to land the helicopter at the helipad. The helicopter was reportedly carrying equipment for the Army.

There were eight people -- six passengers, pilot and co-pilot -- onboard but all are safe with minor injuries, an official said.

In October last year, another Mi-17 helicopter had crashed near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh killing five Indian Air Force crew members and two Indian Army personnel.

On June 10, 2017, a chopper belonging to a Mumbai-based private aviation company crashed in Badrinath while taking off, killing an engineer onboard.

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