Six injured after chopper makes emergency landing in Jammu(Update)

Katra (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec. 30 (ANI): Six pilgrims were injured after a chopper carrying them to Vaishno Devi, made an emergency landing at around 15 km away from Katra on Sunday.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the Jammu zone, Dilbagh Singh informed media that emergency landing was made immediately after the pilot detected a technical fault in the engine.

"The chopper flew at 12:10 in the afternoon for landing at sanchi chatt. The chopper was about to reach, when the pilot informed that due to some technical snag, it was difficult to move ahead. So, the pilot tried to make emergency landing," said Singh.

According to reports, the pilot and three more passengers have suffered serious injuries in the accident.

"Most of the passengers are safe and out of danger. A boy has received head injuries; two women have suffered spinal injuries, the pilot has also suffered spinal injury and two other are safe," said Singh.

The chopper was flying from Sanjhi Chhat to Katra. During the emergency landing, the helicopter tilted due to non-availability of space resulting in injuries to the passengers.

Rescue team and police were rushed to the site and the injured were flown to the nearest hospital. (ANI)

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