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Six killed as chopper with seven on board crashes in Nepal

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Guihiamliu Riamei | Updated on: 08 Sep 2018, 11:48:27 PM
Six killed as chopper with seven on board crashes in Nepal (Photo: Altitude Air)

New Delhi:

At least six people, including a Japanese national, were killed after a helicopter with seven people on board crashed in a dense forest area in Nepal on Saturday, official sources said adding a female passenger was rescued. 

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“Six passengers, including a Japanese National, died after a chopper with 7 people aboard crashed in Nepal. One female passenger has been rescued” Nuwakot District Chief District Officer Uddab Bahadur Thapa was quoted by ANI as saying.

The single-pilot Kathmandu bound Altitude Air helicopter, airlifting a patient along with other passengers from Samagaun in Gorkha had lost radio contact with Kathmandu tower after flying some 20 miles at around 8:10 am, sources said.

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The Chopper, crash-landed in the forest area bordering Dhading and Nuwakot districts, according to eyewitnesses.

A Nepal Army helicopter and a private chopper along with rescuers had been despatched to the crash site.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 08 Sep 2018, 04:25:53 PM

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