Srinagar, Jul 9: A private helicopter carrying pilgrims to the Amarnath shrine crashed near the cave shrine on Thursday, Jul 9 killing one woman and injuring four others.
The private helicopter was being operated by the Himalayan Aviation Company, which runs a chartered service between Baltal and Sonamarg.
According to police, the copter hit the woman, killing her on spot. The four injured have been admitted to a hospital. Their condition is said to be critical.
The helicopter crashed 500 meters short of the helipad located near the cave shrine, sources said.