KATHMANDU, May 9: COVID-19-infected people are flying out of Kathmandu via helicopters due to the lack of ICUs in the hospitals in the capital city. A 43-year-old man from Baglung reached Charak Hospital in Pokhara by a helicopter after failing to get an ICU bed in the Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.

TAPLEJUNG, Dec 28: As the forest fire in Pathivara Temple Area has gone out of control, the local bodies are making preparations for aerial firefighting.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Feb 27: As she was collecting fodder, Kalpana Acharya fell from a tree on February 16 and broke her leg. The 21-year-old of Sharada Municipality in Salyan district was rushed to a nearby health center, where they said she needed to be airlifted to Kathmandu immediately. Her family and other locals approached the local administration for help. Responding to the pressure, the social development ministry of Karnali Province agreed to bear the expenses and emailed the district administration office.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Members of Nepal Trust and controversial Yeti Holding Private Limited attended the 'grand' birthday celebration of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at his birthplace at Iwa of Aathrai rural municipality in Tehrathum district on Sunday.

PARIS Nov 26 : A midair collision between two helicopters has killed 13 French soldiers fighting against Islamic extremists in Mali, French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday.

MADRID, Aug 25: At least five people, including a minor, were killed on Sunday in a collision between a helicopter and a light plane on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the regional government said.

DHADING, Aug 12: Last week Nyu Tamang of Labdung village in the northern side of Dhading district suddenly felt pain in his stomach. His condition got worse in a while. Family and friends took him to a nearby health clinic where he was given saline water. But the pain did not ease, and his health condition deteriorated further. Helpless relatives then contacted a  helicopter to take Tamang to Kathmandu for further treatment.

Come what may

August 10, 2019 01:05 am

Not being able to find proofs of something that had definitely happened is quite frustrating. I had encountered the same as mentioned in my previous piece. This time I was looking for details of a helicopter accident on TIA runway that had resulted in several hours of airport closure.

No chopper for women

July 27, 2019 00:25 am

As we all know, it would be difficult for women, or even men for that matter, to manage without a chopper in the kitchen. But even if this piece is not about the kitchen thing, I will get back to it later. As for the term, Americans found it logical to call helicopter a “chopper” as its rotor made “chop, chop” like sound more so because of long blades and slow rotation.

SURKHET, July 12: On July 1, Pasang Futik Tamang of remote Chitai village in Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality-1, in Mugu district delivered her baby at home. The nearest health center is five hours on foot from her home. In lack of transport service, visiting the health center was out of question, so she gave birth at home.

MEXICO CITY, May 26: A Mexican military helicopter engaged in firefighting operations crashed in central Mexico on Friday, killing five members of the Navy crew and an inspector with the national forestry commission, the Navy said on Saturday.

BHARATPUR, May 17: The helicopter carrying Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has made an emergency landing at Nepal Army barrack of Bharatpur in Chitwan today.

LUKLA, April 15: A co-pilot of Summit Air and two police personnel died when a Twin Otter plane skidded off the runway and collided with a parked helicopter at Lukla airport on Sunday morning.

POKHARA, April 2: The second best tourist season of Nepal, March-April, is in full swing at the moment. However, Pokhara hoteliers say room occupancy is not as per the expectations this season.

Expecting mother airlifted to safety

March 28, 2019 18:25 pm

RARA, March 28: A woman who had been facing problems giving birth since the past three days was airlifted from Khatyad rural municipality, in the western region of the district. Lalita Thapa,22, of Thamlekha in ward no. 8 of the rural municipality was airlifted by a Nepali Army helicopter to the regional hospital in Surkhet today.

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.”

'Nation lost a promising youth leader'

February 27, 2019 20:51 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Chairpersons of Communist Party of Nepal KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have said that the country has lost a dependable youth leader with abundant possibilities in the demise of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The main opposition Nepali Congress has expressed deep sorrow over the chopper crash at Taplejung that claimed seven lives including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari among others.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Helicopter operators have claimed that they are not a part of fake rescue racket as claimed by national and international media outlets.

LEICESTER, Oct 28: A helicopter belonging to Leicester City football club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed in a ball of flames in the club’s car park on Saturday after a Premier League match, British media said.

Simrik Air adds two new choppers

October 23, 2018 09:32 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Simrik Air has added two new Airbus AS 350 B3e helicopters to its fleet. While the first, with call sign 9N AKD, landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on last Friday, the second has been scheduled to arrive Nepal by February 2019.

Chopper hits another chopper in Lukla

October 22, 2018 15:27 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: An Air Dynasty helicopter collided with another helicopter belonging to Mountain Airlines while landing at Tenzing Hilary Airport of Lukla.

DEVELOPING STORY: Altitude Airlines helicopter which was heading to Kathmandu from Gorkha is out of contact.

July 2: In a scene straight from the movies, notorious gangster Redoine Faid has escaped from a Paris prison by helicopter.

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.

NEW YORK, March 12: All five passengers aboard a helicopter that crashed into New York City’s East River were confirmed dead early Monday morning by a NYPD spokesman.

NEW YORK, March 12: A helicopter crashed into New York City’s East River Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing two of the six people aboard and leaving three others in critical condition, officials said.

MEXICO, Feb 18: A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake has crashed in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 16, all of them on the ground.

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 3: A helicopter carrying Kuwait's military chief of staff crashed in Bangladesh on Wednesday, but only one person on board suffered minor injuries, Kuwait's news agency reported.

SAUDI ARABIA, Nov 6: A Saudi prince was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash near the border with Yemen, Saudi authoritie said, a day after the kingdom intercepted a ballistic missile that was said to have originated from its war-torn neighbor.

RAMECHHAP, Oct 26: Rebel candidates of leftist alliance in Ramechhap district chartered a helicopter from Kathmandu to Ramechhap's district headquarters Manthali on Wednesday to withdraw their candidacies after reaching agreement with their party.

LOS ANGELES, Sept 10: Singer Troy Gentry, of country music group Montgomery Gentry, died in a helicopter crash in New Jersey on Friday, the band’s website said. The singer was 50.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The Election Commission (EC) has barred the ministers and public position holders from using state-owned helicopters in government businesses during the elections and asked them to seek prior consent of the election body even when they have to use private helicopters.

HONOLULU, August 17:  A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise.

THESSALONIKI, Greece, April 19:  Military officials in Greece say four army officers have been killed and one injured in the crash of a border patrol helicopter in northern Greece.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened corrupt government officials with the prospect of being thrown out of a helicopter mid-air, warning he has done it himself before and had no qualms about doing it again.

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened corrupt government officials with the prospect of being thrown out of a helicopter in mid-air, warning he has done it himself before and had no qualms about doing it again.

MOSCOW, Oct 22: A Russian helicopter carrying oil workers has crashed in eastern Siberia, and officials say 10 of the 25 people on board were killed.

TAPLEJUNG, Oct 14: A pregnant woman has died after a helicopter failed to pick her up due to adverse weather conditions from a remote district today.

KABUL, Afghanistan,  Oct 9:  Eight Afghan soldiers were killed early Sunday morning when a military helicopter crashed in northern Baghlan province, officials said.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has directed the Home Ministry to carry out immediate rescue of those injured in the bus accident at Birtadeurali in Kavre today.

BEIRUT, Aug 1: Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says all five aboard in the Russian helicopter downed in Syria have been killed.