One dead, four injured in Sankhuwasabha chopper crashAll the injured airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment.
One died and other four were injured when a Simrik Air chopper crashed in Bhotkhola Rural Municipality-4 of Sankhuwasabha district on Friday.
According to Deputy Superintendent of Police Birendra Godar, local Bhawin Gurung died in the crash that occurred at 1:10pm after the chopper collided with trees.
Gurung was assisting the crew members in loading and unloading goods in the chopper.
Captain Surendra Paudel, crew members Tshering Bhote and Manoj Thapa and Nepal Electricity Authority employee Bikram Shankar have sustained serious injuries in the crash.
All of them have been airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment.
They are out of danger, Murali Dhar Joshi, spokesperson for Simrik Air, told the Post in Kathmandu.
Shankar was taken to Kathmandu through another chopper of Simrik Air after further treatment was not possible at Sankhuwasabha District Hospital. Three others injured in the crash were sent to Kathmandu from the incident site.
The helicopter with registration number 9N-AJZ was carrying supplies to the Upper Arun Hydropower Project site.