Air Dynasty chopper crash: PM Oli calls emergency meeting of ministers

27 Feb 2019, Kathmandu

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called an emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers, following the accident of a helicopter of Air Dynasty carrying Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, and others at Daredhunga of Taplejung today.

The meeting has been called at the Prime Minister’s official residence, Baluwatar. According to the Home Ministry, security personnel who reached the crash site found the chopper burnt.

All of six on board the helicopter have been suspected to have died, but security personnel failed to identify the bodies lying there. The team was en route to Chuhandanda of Tehrathum from Kathmandu in course of a feasibility study of the Chuhandanda Airport there.

Ang Tshiring Sherpa, Arjun Ghimire, Birendra Shrestha, Birendra Bahadur Budhathoki and Yubaraj Dahal were among those on board the chopper.

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