It felt like a bad dream: Eyewitness

February 28, 2019 07:40 am

PANCHTHAR, Feb 28: It was around 1 pm and Sukbir Bhattarai of Mayam, Taplejung was collecting fodder for his cattle with his brother when he saw a helicopter flying overhead with a loud noise. “Our eyes were still on the chopper when we saw it hit a cliff and fall down in pieces after a blast,” said Bhattarai. “By the time it fell down, it was all smoke and fumes.”

PANCHTHAR, Feb 27: Seven people including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on board the Air Dynasty died when it crashed near Pathibhara of Taplejung district on Wednesday afternoon.