The Russian Manufactured Mi-8MTV-1, with registration ‘9N-AHT’ that crash landed at Syangboche airport on May 09 during landing incurring minor damages on the aircraft is getting repaired.
According to the Officials, the airline engineering team is working on repairing the wounded chopper. The aircraft’s damaged nose landing gear is being replaced with the new one and is anticipated to fly back to sky within a couple of days.
The ‘9N-AHT’ chopper was operating as a cargo flight en-route from Phaplu Airport Helipad to Syangboche Airfield. Following the incident during landing at Syangboche, the aircraft remains grounded at the Airport.
Shree is the sole private Helicopter operator in Nepal operating MI series Russian Helicopter after Nepalese Army. The Mi-8 is a medium twin-turbine helicopter, originally designed by the Soviet Union, and now produced by Russia. In addition to its most common role as a transport helicopter, the Mi-8 is also used as an airborne command post, armed gunship, and reconnaissance platform. Along with the related, more powerful Mil Mi-17, the Mi-8 is among the world’s most produced helicopters, used by over 50 countries. As of 2015, it is the third most common operational military aircraft in the world.