US Marine helicopter disappeared during Nepal aid mission

US Marine helicopter disappeared during Nepal aid mission

The second severe earthquake hit the Nepal in last three weeks. A US Marine helicopter had been sent there to conduct disaster relief operations and was reported missing on Tuesday. On the helicopter board, which had been delivering aid to the earthquake victims

The second severe earthquake hit the Nepal in last three weeks. A US Marine helicopter had been sent there to conduct disaster relief operations and was reported missing on Tuesday.

On the helicopter board, which had been delivering aid to the earthquake victims, were two Nepali soldiers and six US Marines. A US Pacific Command representative said that their team had been working in the area near Charikot, since it suffered a lot of damages.

Steve Warren, a Pentagon Spokesman, stated there are no signs of crash as the area is rugged, besides no emergency beacon was detected.

This helicopter was a part of the US Operation”Sahayogi Haat”, which means “helping hand” in Nepal and it had been flying from Kathmandu airport. Later Pentagon revealed the information that there was a talk of “fuel issues” heard over the radio by other aircraft before the helicopter went missing in mountainous region.

Search operations have been delayed for today because of being useless due to darkness, according to Steve Warren. Nepalese officials are searching on foot at the site of where the helicopter was supposed to land. He also said that before vanishing, the aircraft dropped off all supplies at one location and was en route to a second one.

No smoke or fire has yet been detected, so it is believed that the flight had not crashed. Warren claimed that the only thing they have right now is the fact of missing helicopter, because it’s location is simply unknown.

The research also continues by Nepali ground forces.

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