9N-AJP of Mountain Helicopters struck high tension wire and crashed in sindupalchowk
A helicopter As350b3e with callsign 9N-AJP of Mountain Helicopters Pvt. Ltd flying with 4 passengers onboard by young Capt. Subek Shrestha has crashed in Yamuna danda-8 of Sindupalchowk district.
It has been reported that the helicopter was returning to kathmandu after carrying relief materials to the earthquake victims of Sindupalchowk and Dolakha district. While flying to kathmandu, helicopter had struck the high tension wire of 132 KV which was stretched over the hill.
Currently, Mountain Helicopters has two AS350’s one is 9N-AJJ and other is 9N-AKB left after the crash of 9N-AJP. Captain Subek Shrestha was recently appointed as captain. He held his Commercial Pilot License (CPL) from Yokota Aviation flying school of Phillipines .
Crash site Photo. Photo courtesy annarpurnapost
All the dead bodies have been brought to kathmandu by Nepalese Army.
Today early morning, LET 410 UVP-E20 with callsign 9N-AKY has also met with minor crash when the nose gear was locked while landing in pokhara airport from Jomson Airport. Fortunately, All the 18 passengers and crew members are safe.