Survivors Unlikely In Nepal Helicopter Crash

The wreckage of the Huey helicopter, like this one, was found northeast of Kathmandu.

The wreckage of the Huey helicopter, like this one, was found northeast of Kathmandu.

The wreckage of the Huey helicopter, like this one, was found northeast of Kathmandu.

The US military said Friday it expected to find no survivors after locating the wreckage of a helicopter that went missing with eight people on board in earthquake-devastated Nepal. “I can confirm that we have located the wreckage. It is unlikely that there are any survivors,” said John Wissler, commander of the joint task force investigating the disappearance, three days after the chopper vanished while delivering aid in a mountainous region. The crashed aircraft was spotted in a remote forest around 70 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu, according to Nepalese army official Major General Binoj Basnet. Basnet said troops had reached the crash on foot and two choppers. Nepal’s Defence Secretary Ishwori Pandel earlier said three charred bodies had been discovered in the wreckage, but US military officials said they could not confirm the findings. “We have not been able to positively identify any remains at the site,” Wissler told reporters in Kathmandu, adding that recovery operations would resume Saturday.

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