4 May 2015 4:48 PM AEST: The latest media report about an ‘accident’ involving Nepal Army’s Mi-17 helicopter is ‘untrue’, claims a staff at the Directorate of Public Relations.
“It is not an accident but a small technical problem. It is not true,” the staff told southasia.com.au requesting anonymity. He was unable to divulge full information about the problem facing the helicopter but expected it to be able to continue flying soon.
Earlier, an online media had reported that Nepal Army’s Mi-17 helicopter involved in the rescue and relief operations of the earthquake victims had an ‘accident’. It was reported that the helicopter had a ‘technical’ problem while trying to land in Rasuwa District where an entire village is covered in landslide.
It is understood the same helicopter was to be used later in the day by the prime minister of Nepal to inspect areas devastated by 7.9 magnitude earthquake.