Crashed Eurocopter to be brought by Shree Airlines through Sling operation
December 04, 2016-Lukla
An Eurocopter of private helicopter company, Mountain Air EC-130 B4 that crashed in Jubing of Solukhumu District during medical evacuation is going to be air lifted back to Kathmandu. After three months of the crash the crash wreckage of the crashed aircraft is finally now able to fly again in the sky with the lift produced by another MI-17 Helicopter of Shree Airlines with registration 9N-AHT.
The Eurocopter of Mountain Air is is a single engine light helicopter developed from the earlier AS350 Ecureuil manufactured by Airbus EC-140 B4 aircraft with registration 9N-ALQ. The mishap of this aircraft took place last September 25, 2016 after it was airborne from Lukla and made a crash landing at Jubing during medical evacuation mission. The aircraft was under the command of Captain Suraj Thapa and had other four passengers onboard.
As per preliminary information, engine failure is suspected for the prime cause to the crash; however the details information still under cover. The Eurocopter will land Tribhuvan International Airport tomorrow by in the Sling operation carried out by MI-17 helicopter of Shree Airlines.