Cargo Helicopter Crash, Nepal
Cargo Helicopter Crash, Nepal

Cargo copter crashes in Nepal, two dead

By Binod Prasad Adhikari ANI | Updated: May 16, 2018 13:18 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 16 (ANI): A cargo helicopter of Makalu Air crashed in Nepal's Humla district on Wednesday morning, killing both pilots. The deceased were identified as Kiran Bhattarai (pilot) and Aditya Nepali (co-pilot). The aircraft bearing the call sign 9 N-AJU was en-route to Simikot in Humla district from Surkhet, the provincial capital.
It took off at 6:12 a.m. (local time) and went off the radar at 6:27 a.m., as confirmed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).
"We found the crashed aircraft at around 10:25 a.m. and the bodies have been repatriated from the crash site and brought to the airport," Bir Bahadur Oli, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Provincial Police Office of Karnali Province informed ANI over phone.
Makalu Air was requisitioned by the Nepal Army to carry army goods. Based in Nepalgunj, Makalu Air is a private airline that provides chartered passenger and cargo services.(ANI)