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Enroute Kedarnath, Helicopter With 7 Aboard Makes Emergency Landing

Kedarnath

A helicopter, carrying 7, made an emergency landing due to a technical fault, approximately 100 metres away from the Kedarnath helipad.

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All the 6 passengers and the pilot are safe.

“A helicopter of Kestrel Aviation co coming from Sirsi helipad to Sh Kedarnath Dham carrying 6 passengers along with a pilot had to make an emergency landing approx 100 metres before the helipad of Sh Kedarnath Dham at around 7.05 hrs due to some technical problem,” district disaster management officer, Rudraprayag said.

This year, the Char Dham Yatra began on May 10, with the opening of three of the four shrines, including Gangotri, Yamunotri, and Kedarnath. The doors of Badrinath opened on May 12.

In Hinduism, the Char Dham Yatra is a journey of great spiritual significance that takes place between April and May and October and November. The pilgrimage is considered to be completed in a clockwise manner, starting at Yamunotri, continuing to Gangotri, Kedarnath, and ending at Badrinath. As a result of the massive influx of pilgrims, the Uttarakhand government has made online registration mandatory for all pilgrims traveling on the Chardham Yatra. Devotees can now only embark on the Chardham Yatra after completing online registration.

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