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  Rescue chopper crashes in Nepal near Everest, 2 feared dead


Fishtail Air helicopter, a Eurocopter AS350 B3 crashed into Mt. Ama Dablam, south of Mt. Everest on Sunday morning. They were attempting to rescue 2 Austrian trekkers who were clients of Thamserku Trekking. Both pilots are feared dead. Sabin Basnyat who is credited with the highest helicopter rescue in history (on Annapurna) is feared dead. Witnesses reported seeing the helicopter burst into flames before crashing into the mountainside. We can confirm that one of our rescue helicopters has crashed in the Everest region. We have sent a helicopter to the scene," Fishtail Air executive Manoj Gurung said

 

 

 

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