It was the second crash since Wednesday in the Uttarakashi area of Uttarakhand which has been witnessing severe floods and that lead to at least 15 people deaths in the past few days.
Ashish Chauhan, a senior administrative official in Uttarkashi, confirmed both that crew members on board survived with minor injuries.
The civilian helicopter, belonging to Aryan aviation, made the landing on the banks of a river when it was returning after transporting relief supplies to Tikochi Village in disaster-hit Uttarkashi.
#Uttarkashi से एक बार फिर से एक हेलीकाप्टर हादसे की खबर आ रही है। खबर है कि उत्तरकाशी के ही टिकोची में आपदा राहत कामों लगा एक और हेलीकॉप्टर हादसे का शिकार हो गया है।शुक्र है कि इस हादसे में किसी के हताहत होने की खबर नहीं है। pic.twitter.com/U80NFAkmnZ— Dankaram (@dankaram18) August 23, 2019
On Wednesday, another helicopter owned by private aviation company Heritage Aviation crashed in Uttarakashi after coming in contact with a power cable, leaving all three aboard the copter dead.
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has already started an enquiry into the helicopter crash.
रा०उ०मा०वि० चिवां मोरी उत्तरकाशी #arakot#narendramodi#uttarkashi pic.twitter.com/rCw3l2RJV3— Uniyalar (@uniyalar) August 23, 2019
According to government data, Uttarakhand is the worst-hit in terms of numbers of victims, with 32 deaths over the past few days. Heavy rainfall in these regions has led to numerous landslides and caused rivers to overflow.