Seven including a newly-born baby killed in a Fishtail Air Helicopter crash

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A Fishtail Air helicopter, which was returning to Kathmandu from Gorkha district, crashed in Nuwakot killing all seven persons on board this afternoon. Dev Badahur Bohora, superintendent of police at the district police office in Nuwakot, said a team of rescuers found wreckage of the ill- fated chopper near Betani forest after it hit a mountain at around 12: 35 pm. All seven on board including a newly-born baby were killed in a Fishtail Air Helicopter crash in Madanpur area of Nuwakot District of Central Nepal on Monday, a Home Ministry spokesman confirmed.

Police have been deployed in the crash site, which is some 45 kilometers from the capital city Kathmandu. Captain Ranjan Limbu was piloting the helicopter, which was bringing a patient to the capital from Gorkha district of Western Nepal.

“The circumstances indicate that hilltop spots in the region were covered by thick cloud when the accident occurred,” an AT C officer said, adding that the pilot might have lost control after entering the turbulence between the two hills before hitting a mountain.

DECEASED • Captain Ranjan Limbu • Kitman Gurung • Agyani Gurung • Priti Gurung • A five- day- old infant • Laxmi Gurung • Nisha Tamang Captain Ranjan Limbu

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