Kathmandu-Bound Helicopter Missing LIVE Updates


Nepal helicopter LIVE: A helicopter flying out of the Mount Everest area in Nepal carrying foreign tourists was missing Tuesday and contact was lost with the aircraft.

The helicopter was carrying five foreign tourists on a sightseeing tour to the world’s highest peak and was returning to the capital, Kathmandu, on Tuesday morning. Airport official Sagar Kadel said weather conditions had caused changes to be made to the helicopter’s flight route.

A Manang Air helicopter with six people aboard went missing near Mount Everest in Nepal on Tuesday. The chopper had taken off from Surki in Solukhumbu for the capital Kathmandu at 9:45 am, the Kathmandu Post newspaper quoted Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Information Officer Gyanendra Bhul as saying.