Dehradun, June 28: After an Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper, now another helicopter crashes in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand on Friday, June 28. The Pawan Hans helicopter crashed at Harsil in the hill state. No casualty has been reported so far.
The Pawan Hand helo VT PHZ from Dehradun, which was making sorties from Maneri to Harsil, crashed before landing.
Earlier 20 people including IAF and paramilitary officials were killed when a sophisticated IAF helicopter crashed in bad weather near Gaurikund in Uttarakhand during rescue operations.
An IAF spokesperson in Delhi was quoted as saying, "One Mi-17 V5 chopper on a rescue mission from Gauchar to Guptkashi and Kedarnath while returning from Kedarnath crashed north of Gaurikund."
Rescue operations in the state are on. Meanwhile, Uttarakhand state government on Friday assured the Supreme Court that it would complete its rescue operations till June 29.
Over 2,000 people were still stranded in Badrinath. Of them, 2,000 are pilgrims while around 1,200 are local people. Five hundred people were left stranded in Harsil.
IAF Helicopter during U'khand rescue operation
IAF helicopter Sarang landing for rescue operations as stranded pilgrims get down at Gauri Kund in Uttarakhand.
Army men carrying relief material
Army men unload relief material from an IAF MI-26 helicopter at Gauchar district Chamoli in Uttrakhand.
9 NDRF personnel who were onboard Indian Air Force
9 NDRF personnel who were onboard Indian Air Force (IAF) Mi-17 V5 helicopter that crashed at Gaurikund during rescue work in flood-hit Uttarakhand on Tuesday.
Locals unload woods
Gauchar: Locals unload woods from a truck to be loaded on to an Indian Air force helicopter in Gauchar for rescue works in Uttarakhand on Tuesday.
An army soldier comforts an injured pilgrim
Joshimath: An army soldier comforts an injured pilgrim after he was rescued from the higher reaches of mountains at a makeshift helipad at Joshimath in Uttarakhand on Monday.
ITBP personnel who were onboard Indian Air Force
New Delhi: File photos of 6 ITBP personnel who were onboard Indian Air Force (IAF) Mi-17 V5 helicopter that crashed at Gaurikund during rescue work in flood-hit Uttarakhand on Tuesday.
Mi-17 chopper crashes
NEW DELHI: Mi-17 chopper crashes in Gaurikund during rescue operations in Uttarakhand.
Pilgrims rescued from Harsil
Dharasu: Pilgrims rescued from Harsil arrive at Dharasu in Uttarakhand on Saturday.
Army Para commando in action to rescue
Gauri Kund: Army Para commando in action to rescue at Gauri Kund in Uttarakhand on Saturday.
State honors to Uttarakhand disaster victims
aridwar: Police personnel administer State honors to Uttarakhand disaster victims, during their cremation in Haridwar on Tuesday.
MI-17 V5 helicopter crashed
Flight Lieutenant K Praveen, who died when MI-17 V5 helicopter crashed in Gaurikund during rescue operations in Uttarakhand.
Indian Air Force personnel unloading relief material
Guptkashi: Indian Air Force personnel unloading relief material from a chopper during their flood relief operations at Guptakashi near Kedarnath in Uttrakhand on Thursday.
AF chopper during their relief operations
Gaurikund: An IAF chopper during their relief operations in Gaurikund on Monday.
IAF personnel in a helicopter
Indian Air Force personnel in a helicopter with relief supply for the flood affected people of Uttarkashi on Tuesday.
Stranded people being rescued by Indian Air Force
Guptkashi: Stranded people being rescued by Indian Air Force at Guptakashi near flood-hit Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Thursday.
Pilgrims rescued from Badrinath
Dehradun: Pilgrims rescued from Badrinath alight from a helicopter at Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun on Saturday following flood and landslides in Uttarakhand.
A view of submerged buildings
Rishikesh: A view of submerged buildings in the flooded river Ganga in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand on Wednesday.
Army personnel carry an injured flood victim
Hemkund: Army personnel carry an injured flood victim on a stretcher for treatment at Hemkund in Uttarakhand on Wednesday.