UPDATE: Missing chopper crashes in Dhading

Published On: September 8, 2018 11:54 AM NPT

UPDATE: 11: 47 AM

Captain Nischal KC is one of the seven people on board. The passengers have been identified as :

  • Hiromi Konafi, a Japanese national,
  • Dilli Bahadur Gurung (Ramechhap), Hira Sherpa (Dolakha), Ani Dolpa Dikki (Gorkha), Chowang Nurbu (Gorkha), and Sunil Tamang (Sindhupalchowk).


KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Altitude Airlines helicopter which was flying to Kathmandu from Gorkha* crashed at Riling of Satya Devi rural municipality, Dhading.

The chopper with passengers on board had lost contact at 6:57 AM today.  The helicopter with call sign 9N-AALAS left from Gorkha's Sana Gaun carrying six passengers.

Details to follow..

*Correction: Earlier, it was reported that the helicopter was en route to Gorkha from Kathmandu. 

Leave A Comment