Helicopter carrying pilgrims travelling to Vaishno Devi was crashed near Katra, Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

At about 1:03 pm, the crash took place when pilgrims were on their way for the darshan. As the chopper lifted from the ground at a height, it suddenly crashed down.

Talking about the incident police official said, “The helicopter was supposed to land at the Katra bus Stand helipad when it crashed in the mountain area.”

Seven people died including pilot Sunita Vijayan.

The cause of crash has not been determined.