27-Feb-19 9M-AMI Airbus H125 Pathibhara, Nepal (7F)

Initial reports suggest the helicopter entered cloud and struck a cliff, locally known as Sisne Bhir. Helicopter consumed in post crash fire.  Crash site is located at around 10,000 feet.

This report states that the fatalities were

  • Rabindra Adhikari, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation
  • Ang Tshiring Sherpa, managing director of Yeti Airlines and the chairman of Air Dynasty
  • Birendra Prasad Shrestha, deputy director general of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN)
  • Dhurba Bhochhibhoya, deputy director of CAAN
  • Yubaraj Dahal, a personal aide to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli
  • Arjun Kumar Ghimire, a Nepal Army official
  • Captain Prabhakar KC, pilot, Air Dynasty
Date
February 28, 2019
Reg
9N-AMI
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS350
MSN
8324
Country
Nepal
CivilMilitary
Civil
Fatal
7
Operator
Air-Dynasty
Link 1
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2019-02-27/chopper-carrying-minister-rabindra-adhikari-crashes-in-taplejung.html
Link 2
https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/air-dynasty-helicopter-carrying-minister-adhikari-goes-out-of-contact/

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