Fishtail Air helicopter crash: Bodies brought to Kathmandu for post-mortem

    Kathmandu, August 8, 2016: The bodies of all seven people killed in Fishtail Air helicopter crash at Chucche cliff of Nuwakot district on Monday have been brought to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) at Maharajgunj, Kathmandu.

    According to acting General Manager at Tribhuvan International Airport Sudheer Kumar Chaudhary, all the bodies of Fishtail Air chopper have been brought to the TUTH for post-mortem at 5:15 pm today. There were seven people on board the helicopter that took off for Kathmandu from Gorkha after 12 pm.

    The wreckage of the crashed chopper was found at Chucche cliff of Bhetini, Madanpur-9.

    The helicopter had gone to airlifting a postpartum woman and her new baby for treatment in Kathmandu.

    The 9N-AKA chopper had made last contact with air traffic control tower at 1:00pm. Another Fishtail helicopter that left from Kathmandu one-hour after the chopper went missing found the wreckage of the crashed helicopter and informed the TIA.

    Captain Ranjan Limbu, Staff Nurse Nisha Tamang, one Laxmi Gurung, Kitman Gurung, of Siddhadhibas, Gorkha, his wife Aagyani, Priti Gurung, 19, and her five-day-old son, have been killed in the tragedy.

    The crash site is 5,500ft above the sea level.