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Four killed in helicopter crash (updated)

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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File photo of the crashed helicopter.

File photo of the crashed helicopter.

Four people were killed when a helicopter crashed in a jungle in Yamuna village of Sindhupalchok district on Tuesday.

Among the deceased are helicopter pilot Subek Shrestha and a Dutch medical person. Two other deceased have been identified as Dr Sandip Mahat and Sher Bahadur Karki.

They were returning to Kathmandu after providing relief materials and medical service to earthquake survivors in Tembathan of Gumba VDC in Sindhupalchok district.

The helicopter (9N-AJP) of Mountain Helicopters Pvt Ltd crashed at around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday apparently after hitting a cable of the transmission line of Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project.

Early reports suggest that the helicopter crashed after hitting a wire stretched over a mountain.  Locals said they saw fire and thick plumes of smoke rising from the crash site.

Sindhupalchok’s Chief District Officer Krishna Prasad Gyawali said a massive fire broke out in the jungle where the helicopter went down. “It was difficult to extinguish the fire,” he said. “There was no water pond around.”

 

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4 Responses to “Four killed in helicopter crash (updated)”

  1. Airline Guy on Says:

    Hit high tension wire I believe. Tragic.

  2. Jebin on Says:

    Talk about difficult terrain!!

  3. Reshma shrestha on Says:

    Salute u subek Shrestha rip

  4. stive Bitrus on Says:

    They died as heroes. heartfelt sympathies to their families and MSF. RIP.

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