Prime Minister Narendra Modi Expresses Grief Over Nepal Chopper Crash

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Expresses Grief Over Nepal Chopper Crash

File Photo: Nepalese military service members unload supplies from a UH-1Y Huey in Charikot, Nepal. (Agence France-Presse)

Shanghai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the US helicopter crash in Nepal was "saddening", adding that India was ready to provide all possible assistance.

Mr Modi, in a tweet from Shanghai, said:
 
More than 60 hours after it was reported missing, the debris of a US helicopter that crashed in the mountainous terrain of Nepal were recovered on Friday by a search and rescue mission..

There were eight people onboard the military UH-1Y Huey helicopter - six US marines and two Nepalese soldiers.

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The chopper, which was on a rescue mission in the worst quake-hit areas of Dolakha, lost contact with Kathmandu airport's control tower on Tuesday.