Nepal tourism minister among 6 killed in helicopter crash: Report
Kathmandu, Feb 27: Nepal's tourism minister, Rabindra Adhikari, is among six people who died in a helicopter crash today, news agency ANI has reported, quoting Nepal's Civil Aviation Authority.
As reported by My Republica, Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs Prem Kumar Rai confirmed the reports. Under secretary of the Prime Minister's Office Yubaraj Dahal and Ang Tshiring Sherpa of Air Dynasty were onboard the helicopter.
The two other passengers were Birendra Prasad Shrestha, Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, and Arjun Kumar Ghimire. The helicopter was being flown by Captain Prabhakar KC.
Sherpa, managing director of Yeti Airlines, is the chairman of Air Dynasty.
Moments after the chopper was reported missing, local residents in Pathibara area informed the police about a huge flame at the crash site, the daily said.
Our people are about to reach the site of the crash and we will know more then, said Sarbendra Khanal, the Inspector General said.