Pilot injured in Manang Air chopper crash diesThe Captain was undergoing treatment at a Mumbai-based hospital.
Captain Prakash Kumar Sedhai, who was injured in a Manang Air chopper crash, died while undergoing treatment in India.
In a statement on Tuesday, the helicopter company said the pilot died in the course of treatment at the National Burns Centre in Mumbai.
He was airlifted to Mumbai for treatment on October 14 after undergoing initial treatment at the Dhumbarahi-based HAMS Hospital.
The pilot had burn injuries in 45 to 50 percent of his body including his face, hands and legs. Sedhai also had medical issues with his lungs, spinal cord and kidneys.
A helicopter of Manang Air flying towards Solukhumbhu crashed in Lobuche on October 14.
According to Gyanendra Bhul, information officer at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the chopper with the call sign 9N-ANJ had taken off for Solukhumbhu from Lukla at 7:13am to pick up passengers.
The chopper caught fire after it crashed during descent.
The reason for the crash has not been ascertained yet. Manang Air in a statement said it will start working in coordination with the relevant bodies to find out the cause of the accident.
The civil aviation body has suspended the air operator certificate of Manang Air until further notice. A four-member committee has been formed for the investigation of the crash, it said.