4 killed in Sindhupalchowk helicopter crash

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KATHMANDU, June 2: At least *four people were killed when a helicopter of Mountain Helicopters with call sign 9N AJP crashed at Yamuna Danda-8, Salghari forest in Sindhupalchowk district at around 4:25 pm on Tuesday.

Captain Subek Shrestha was flying the helicopter, General Manager of Tribhuvan International Airport Birendra Shrestha said.

“We have recovered four bodies—three male and one female—from the crash site,” Meghraj Paneru, Assistant Police Inspector of Balephi, said.

The helicopter has been destroyed completely.

“Two bodies can be recognized but their identities have not been established yet,” Paneru added.

*Corrected: We had earlier reported five persons were killed in the accident.

 

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