A major tragedy was averted on Monday when a UT Air helicopter crash-landed during take-off at Kedarnath helipad. According to reports, all the six passengers sustained minor injuries after the rear part of the helicopter hit the ground.
"As the helicopter was making an emergency landing on the helipad its rear portion hit an object, perhaps a railing," he said.
The pilgrims were returning from Kedarnath to Fata in the helicopter when the pilot soon after the take off realised that it had developed a technical snag, Rudraprayag District Disaster Management Officer Harish Chandra Sharma said.
Seven persons, including the pilot, were on board the helicopter when the incident took place, he said.