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Fishtail Air crash

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
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Fishtail Air crash
A Fishtail Air helicopter crashed in Humla today, killing Simikot Airport Chief Tek Bahadur Patali and injuring several others.
According to Humla’s DSP Harisharan Bhatta, Italian pilot David and Fishtail Air’s manager Dilak Shrestha sustained serious injuries and were admitted to the district hospital in Simikot.
The helicopter was returning from Muchu-9, near the Chinese border, after transporting a team to rescue villagers caught in a landslide when it crashed. District police officers identified the crash site as Senten Samtang, in Muchu-6.
No further details have been released.

A Fishtail Air helicopter crashed in Humla today, killing Simikot Airport Chief Tek Bahadur Patali and injuring others.

According to Humla’s Deputy Superintendent of Police Harisharan Bhatta, Italian pilot David and Fishtail Air’s manager Dilak Shrestha were seriously injured and were immediately admitted to the district hospital in Simikot. Aidi Sherpa, Prajwal Bhattarai, Gobinda Lama sustained minor injures, Bhatta added.

The helicopter was returning from Muchu-9, near the Chinese border, after transporting a team to rescue villagers caught in a landslide when it crashed. District police officers identified the crash site as Senten Samtang, in Muchu-6.

No further details have been released.

Tuphan Neupane, Nepalganj

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