Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) examined the crash site and has started the preliminary investigation of the Simrik Air’s AS350B2 Helicopter that crash landed at Grande Hospital’s rooftop helipad yesterday at around 2:45pm local time.
The helicopter with registration ‘9N-ALR’ crash-landed while approaching to land at the rooftop helipad and fortunately, the single occupant of the helicopter pilot Hareram Thapa escaped without any injury. After successfully airlifting a patient from Charikot to Grande, the helicopter was again on the way to Bharatpur to evacuate another patient after refueling at TIA and was landing at the helipad to ferry the medical team.
Simrik Air on its press statement thanked Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, fire fighting team, security officials from Hospital and all others involved in the timely rescue operation.
“Simrik Air is always standby at your service and assures that its normal operations shall not be obstructed by any means owing to this incident. We would equally like to thank you all for your concern and cooperation throughout”, says the company.