HUMLA: A Fistail Air helicopter bound for Simikot from Hilsa of Humla district crashed on the Karnali riverbank late Wednesday afternoon, leaving one people dead and three passengers seriously injured, police said.
According to police the chopper, which was involved in the rescue operation of flood and landslide victims, crashed at 4:25 pm at Tumkot, Muchu VDC-4 of the district. There were six people on board—one Italian pilot and five Nepali passengers.
The deceased has been identified as chief of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN)’s Humla office, Tek Bahadur Patali.
Three persons injured in the incident are Captain David, Govinda Lama and Dilak Shrestha. Prajawol Bhattrai and AD Sherpa remained unscratched in the incident.
The airline’s CEO Suman Pandey informed that another helicopter has been sent to the crash site. Pandey informed that the injured persons have been airlifted to Simikot.
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