Taplejung Helicopter Crash

28 Feb, 2019

The entire Getbeema.com team would like to extend heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased including Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari, tourism entrepreneur Ang Tshiring Sherpa, captain Prabhakar KC, security personnel Arjun Ghimire, Under-Secretary at the Prime Minister’s office Yubaraj Dahal, Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Birendra Shrestha, and CAAN Engineer Dhruba Das Bhochhibhaya.

According to The Himalayan Times, the Air Dynasty helicopter AS350 crashed shortly after the take off from Pathibhara Temple in Sisne Khola area, 6nm (nautical miles) from Taplejung at around 1:30 pm.

The Chief District Officer of Taplejung, Anuj Bhandari quoted the locals as saying they heard a loud bang followed by a sight of smoke and fire in the area.

The bodies of the deceased have been recovered but due to bad weather condition it has not been possible to lift them.

The bodies of the deceased have been recovered but due to bad weather condition it has not been possible to lift them.

We are deeply saddened by the accident. The lives lost are not only felt by the families but by the cummunities and the whole nation.