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3 killed after helicopter crashes in Uttarakhand, DGCA to conduct preliminary probe

The helicopter, which was on a relief & rescue sortie in the rain-hit Uttarkashi district, crashed after getting entangled in cables.

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New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has deputed a team of officials to conduct a preliminary enquiry in the helicopter crash in Uttarakhand that killed three people on Wednesday, according to a senior official.

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) is likely to probe the accident, the official added.

A private helicopter with three persons on board crashed near Moldi in the rain-hit Uttarkashi district after getting entangled in cables. The helicopter was engaged in relief and rescue operations.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has deputed a team for preliminary enquiry. The AAIB is likely to probe the accident, the official said.

The AAIB has the responsibility of investigating all major aircraft incidents and accidents in the country.


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