DGCA team to conduct preliminary probe in Uttarakhand helicopter crash

A private helicopter with three persons on board crashed near Moldi in the rain-hit Uttarkashi district after getting entangled in cables.

Published: 21st August 2019 06:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2019 06:59 PM   |  A+A-

The helicopter crashed near Moldi while returning after distributing relief material.

The helicopter crashed near Moldi while returning after distributing relief material. (Photo | ANI)

By PTI

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 a 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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