Minister Adhikari including six killed in chopper crash


Kathmandu, 27 February:All seven passengers including for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari have died on-board the ill-fated Air Dynasty chopper.

On-board the ill-fated chopper Chairman of Yeti Airlines Ang Chhiring Sherpa, Birendra Prasad Shrestha, Yubraj Dahal, Prime Minister K P Oli’s personal secretary Arjun Kumar Ghimire, Birendra Bhochibhaiya, and captain Prabhakar KC.

According to Inspector General of Nepal Police Sarbendra Khanal, the Air Dynasty helicopter was carrying Adhikari as well as Ang Tsering Sherpa, a prominent aviation and hospitality entrepreneur, and Yubaraj Dahal, personal aide to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The team had gone for a feasibility study for an airstrip in Chuhandanda, in neighbouring Tehrathum district.

According to Rai, Birendra Prasad Shrestha, Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), Dhurba Bhochhibhoya, deputy director of CAAN, and Arjun Kumar Ghimire, a Nepal Army personnel, were the three other passengers on board the chopper. The helicopter was being flown by Captain Prabhakar KC.

Sherpa, managing director of Yeti Airlines, is the chairman of Air Dynasty.

The crash occurred when Adhikari’s team was returning to Kathmandu after offering worship at Pathibhara temple.





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