Simrik chopper crash-lands at Grande Hospital’s rooftop helipad

Jun 30, 2018-A helicopter belonging to Simrik Air crash-landed while attempting to land at the rooftop helipad of Grande International Hospital in Dhapasi, Kathmandu.

No casualties have been reported, informed Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan).Caan Director General Sanjiv Gautam said the helicopter slipped at the final approach to the helipad of the hospital at around 2:38 pm. The chopper with call sign 9N-ALR fell some 10 feet below the helipad when it was approaching from East. The helicopter has sustained damages on its left and on its rotors.

The chopper flown by Captain Hareram Thapa was planning to ferry a medical team to Bharatpur in Chitwan. It was Thapa’s second flight of the day.

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