5 killed, 1 critically injured in Nuwakot chopper crash

Published On: September 8, 2018 04:10 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Five people including Captain Nischal KC were killed while one sustained critical injuries in an Altitude Air helicopter crash that occurred in Meghan rural municipality in Nuwakot district on Saturday morning, confirmed DSP Bhim Lal Bhattarai.

Lho Aani Dolma Diki of Chumunbri Rural Municipality-2 in Gorkha has been critically injured in the crash.  

The deceased have been identified as Japanese national Hiromi Komatsu bearing the passport number of TK 713612068, Dilli Bahadur Gurung, 40, of Ramechhap, Hira Sherpa, 27, of Dolakha, Chhowang Nurwu of Samdo of Chumunbri Rural Municipality-1 and Sunil Tamang, 22, of Sindhupalchowk, DSP Bhim Lal Bhattarai told Republica Online. 

A total of six people were on board the ill-fated helicopter. 


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