Nepal Helicopter Missing | Nepal: Helicopter missing near Mount Everest, lost contact with control tower, 6 people were on board



New Delhi/Kathmandu. According to a sensational news received from Nepal, a helicopter has gone missing here. It is being told that there were 6 people in it. It is also reported that the chopper was on its way to Kathmandu from Solukhumbu. But then this morning around 10 am he lost contact with the control tower. Commenting on the matter, Information Officer here Gyanendra Bhul said, “The chopper was on its way to Kathmandu from Solukhumbu and lost contact with the control tower around 10 am today.” And then the helicopter with the call sign 9NMV went off the radar at 10:12 am (local time). Five foreign nationals were also on board the missing chopper. #UPDATE | “…Total persons on board: 6 (5 passengers + 1 captain). Altitude Air helicopter departed from Kathmandu for search and rescue,” tweets Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal pic.twitter.com/8JuCxexo9F — ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2023 Total 6 persons (5 passengers + 1 captain) were on board. While the search helicopter has left from Kathmandu for search and rescue. Pratap Babu Tiwari, general manager of Tribhuvan International Airport, said that the 9N-AMV helicopter lost contact just 15 minutes after it took off. The helicopter took off from Surki in Solukhumbu at 9.45 am for the capital Kathmandu, Gyanendra Bhul, information officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, was quoted as saying by the ‘Kathmandu Post’ newspaper. The ‘Himalayan Times’ newspaper quoted a source as saying that according to preliminary reports, a total of six people were on board the helicopter along with pilot Chet Gurung.



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