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Chopper crashes in Nepal with 7 people aboard

/ 04:26 PM September 08, 2018

KATHMANDU, Nepal —  A helicopter with seven people on board crashed into a hillside in central Nepal on Saturday with the condition of the passengers unknown, officials said.

The Kathmandu-bound Altitude Air helicopter was carrying six passengers, including a Japanese trekker, when it lost contact with air traffic control after taking off from the western district of Gorkha.

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“We are trying to reach the crash site by air and on foot. But the weather is hampering our rescue operations,” Kathmandu airport general manager Raj Kumar Chettri told AFP.

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