The Civil Aviation Authority has affirmed all of that 6 on board, inclusive of the tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari, passed away in a chopper accident on Wednesday.
The Air Dynasty helicopter was carrying Adhikari as well as Ang Tsering Sherpa, a significant aviation and hospitality entrepreneur, and Yubaraj Dahal, personal assistance to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Inspector General of Nepal Police Sarbendra Khanal was quoted as announcing by the Kathmandu Post.
The two other passengers were Birendra Prasad Shrestha, Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, and Arjun Kumar Ghimire. The helicopter was being flown by Captain Prabhakar KC.
Sherpa, managing director of Yeti Airlines, is the chairman of Air Dynasty.
Moments after the chopper was recorded missing, local residents in Pathibara area informed the police about a huge flame at the crash site, the daily claimed.
Our people are going to reach the site of the crash and we can get more information then, claimed Sarbendra Khanal, the Inspector General stated.
Tribhuvan International Airport officials in Kathmandu informed the Post a helicopter headed towards the accident site was forced to return because of bad weather condition.