The Missing Helicopter Spotted

1.      The missing U.S. Marine Corps UH-1 Huey carrying two Nepalese Army personnel and six Marines onboard has been spotted today in the remote mountainous area of Ghorthali area of Sindhupalchok District.


2.      After receiving the information from the ground troops, the Nepalese Army Lancer and Ecureuil choppers spotted the US Marine’s crashed UH-1Y Huey northeast of Kalinchok in the vicinity of Ghorthali VDC which lies approximately at a height of 11,200 feet. The exact fate of the members onboard and the conditions will be followed.


3.      The U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey, which was conducting rescue and relief operation after the recent earthquake, had been missing near Sunkhani area of Dolakha District since the afternoon of May 12, 2015.