In the Himalayas missing helicopter with six passengers

CC BY 3.0 / Muhammad Ashar / Nanga Parbat Rupal Base sargipali. Archival photoIn the Himalayas missing helicopter with six passengersCC BY 3.0 / Muhammad Ashar / Nanga Parbat Rupal Base camp

The helicopter company Air Altitude, on Board of which, in addition to the pilot, there were six people missing in the Himalayas in the district of Dhading in Central Nepal on Saturday morning, reports the Himalayan Times publication.

According to the newspaper, the helicopter was transporting a patient from a village Brew to Kathmandu, where they were to land at 8.18 am local time (11.18 GMT).

According to managing Director at Altitude Air NIMA Nuru Sherpa, the helicopter AS350B3e running extremely experienced pilot-rescue in the rank of senior captain’s gone at 8.00 am (11.00 MSK). On Board were six passengers, including a Japanese tourist, and five Nepalis.

The rescue team has already been sent on a quest. As said General Director of Tribhuvan International airport Raj Kumar Chhetri, the fate of the helicopter and people on Board is still unknown. The details of the incident are being investigated.

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