Mountain Air’s Eurocopter lands at TIA after successful sling operation
December 05, 2016 – Kathmandu
An Eurocopter of private helicopter company, Mountain Air EC-130 B4 that crashed in Jubing of Solukhumbu district during medical evacuation has been successfully airlifted to Kathmandu today.
After three months of the crash the crash wreckage of the crashed aircraft has been transported to TIA via MI-17 Helicopter of Shree Airlines with registration 9N-AHT. The commander for the sling operation was a Turkmenistan pilot Captain Kolesnikov Vladimir and the aircraft landed safe at TIA on 11:05 NST.
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.