Helicopter goes missing in Nepal with 6 on board

Added On August 8, 2016

 KATHMANDU, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- A helicopter belonging to Nepalese company Fishtail Air has gone missing since Monday afternoon.


Company officials said its helicopter 9N-AKA has lost contact since 1:00 p.m. local time. The chopper was flying from Gorkha district to the Nepalese capital city.

"As per the information provided by Fishtail Air, six people are on board. The search operation is underway," Yadav Koirala, spokesperson at the Home Ministry told Xinhua.

It has been learnt that the chopper was ferrying patients from the quake-ravaged Gorkha to Kathmandu for medical treatment.