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Bodies of Mailung helicopter crash victims brought to Kathmandu

- Post Report, Kathmandu

The bodies of victims who died in a chopper crash in Nuwakot district on Saturday, have been brought to Kathmandu on Sunday.

Six people including the pilot had died when Altitude Air helicopter crashed at Mailung Pakha in Meghang Rural Municipality in the district yesterday morning. The missing helicopter with seven people on board was found crashed in a gorge near Mailung Pakha later in the afternoon.

The bodies of the deceased were brought to Nuwakot-based Trishuli Hospital on foot this morning before being flown to the Capital in a helicopter for postmortem.

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. She was brought to Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, for further treatment on Saturday evening.

Published: 2018-09-09 10:36:05