Helicopter crash-lands at Kathmandu-based Grande Int’l Hospital
June 30, 2018 04:00 PM NPT
A helicopter of Simrik Air with call sign 9NAALMR lying sideways after accident on the rooftop of Grande International Hospital at Tokha, Kathmandu on Saturday. (Bijay Gajmer/Republica)
KATHMANDU, June 30: A helicopter has crash-landed on the helipad of Grande International Hospital in Tokha on Saturday afternoon. The accident took place at 2:50 pm.
The helipad is made on the rooftop of the hospital building for emergency purposes.
“A helicopter of Simrik Air with Call Sign 9NAALMR, which was coming from Tribhuvan International Airport to pick a doctor and a nurse, met with an accident while landing on the helipad of Grande International Hospital,” confirmed DSP Mohan Kumar, spokesperson of Metropolitan Police Range Office, Kathmandu.
According to the hospital, the helicopter was supposed to ferry the doctor and the nurse to Chitwan.
Captain Hari Ram Thapa has sustained minor injuries to his left hand. Helicopter sustained minor damages after it skidded off the helipad and fell down to the lower floor of the hospital.
According to Simrik Air company, no casualties have taken place and the patients including the crew are safe.