Seven bodies have been found, said the police.
The crash took place in the backdrop of heavy shelling and firing from across the border on a day IAF fighter jets crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and destroyed a vast terror camp within Pakistan in a pre-dawn strike.
All airspace at Jammu, Srinagar and Leh, close to the border with Pakistan, has been shut down indefinitely, sources say.
Commercial flights have been put on hold.
Visuals showed the wrecked fuselage in flames and a large number of villagers standing around it.
The helicopter a Russian made Mi-17, crashed in an open field near Garend Kalaan village in Budgam at 10.05AM.
The chopper broke into two and caught fire immediately, the officials said. Source: NDtv
February 27, 2019