US chopper crash: NA to probe crash

Nepal Army formed a five-member probe team under Brigadier General Sudheer Shrestha to investigate the crash of UH-1 Huey chopper.

All eight bodies have been retrieved from the vicinity of Ghorthali of Sindhupalchowk district where the US Marine Corps helicopter was found crashed.

The Nepal Army (NA) Directorate of Public Relations informed that dead bodies of all onboard the chopper have been found, but their identification is yet to be established as they have been charred beyond recognition.
The parts of the helicopter were spotted spread over a large area. A team of security personnel had reached the incident site after it was confirmed that the helicopter had crashed at an altitude of 11,200 feet in the northern part of Kalinchowk ridge along the Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha border.

The UH-1 Huey chopper was carrying two Nepal Army (NA) personnel and six US Mariens. Captain Christopher Norgren was flying the US Marines chopper. It has been revealed that NA Captain Tapendra Rawal was onboard the chopper. Names of others onboard the helicopter is still unknown.

The Marine Corps helicopter had taken off from Kathmandu for Charikot at 1:30 pm on May 12 to deliver relief materials. Its signals became disconnected an hour after it.

Source: Myrepublica