The wreckage of the US military helicopter that went missing on Tuesday, while on a humanitarian mission to the quake-hit Nepal, has been found. Three bodies have been recovered from the site and there is no hope of finding any survivor.
Six US marines and two Nepalese soldiers were on the UH-1Y Venom when it went missing at around 10 pm local time (2 pm BST) on Tuesday over the mountains of Nepal. The editor of the Nepal Times, Kunda Dixit, said on Twitter that the wreckage had been found around 56 km (35 miles) from Kathmandu, and there were no survivors.
An Associated Press report, citing Nepal's defence secretary Iswori Poudyal, stated that rescue teams were working at the crash site.
The helicopter was operating near the city of Charikot, assisting the Nepali forces in its relief effort when it went missing.
No survivors reported, RAN47 trying to land on steep terrain
— Kunda Dixit (@kundadixit) May 15, 2015