Six killed in Mailung helicopter crash

Six killed in Mailung helicopter crash

Six killed in Mailung helicopter crash

Six people including the pilot died when Altitude Air helicopter crashed at Mailung Pakha in Meghang Rural Municipality, Nuwakot district, on Saturday morning.

The missing helicopter with seven people on board was found crashed in a gorge near Mailung Pakha later in the afternoon.

The chopper went missing while returning to Kathmandu from Samagaun in Gorkha district where it had gone to drop four Chinese citizens and a Nepali. The chopper was expected to reach the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 8:20 am.

According to TIA General Manager Rajkumar Chhetri, six out of the seven people on board were found dead at the accident site while female passenger Lho Ani Dolma Diki, a local of Gorkha, was found alive

-The Kathmandu Post

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