Mountain Air’s Eurocopter lands at TIA after successful sling operation

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Sling Operation of Mountain Air’s Eurocopter by Shree Airlines MI 17

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.

Mountain Air AS 350 B2 and crashed EC-130

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.

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EC-130 B4 had crash landed

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.


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