Chopper crash in Nepal leaves two dead

Last Updated: Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 17:55

Kathmandu: A helicopter on a rescue
mission near Mt Ama Dablam base camp in Nepal`s Solukhumbu
district crashed on Sunday, killing the captain and an engineer on
board.

The chopper, belonging to Fishtail Air, met the
accident near the base camp of Mt Ama Dablam while flying to
rescue two stranded Japanese mountaineers, who had become ill
near Mt Amadablam.

Captain Sabin Basnet and Engineer Purna Awale, who
were aboard the chopper died in the crash, an official of the
private airlines said.

The chopper had lost contact with the airport RADAR
shortly after taking off. The reason of the crash is yet to be
known.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 17:55
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