US chopper goes missing in Nepal quake zone

2015-05-12 20:48
A rescue helicopter takes off with the injured from Everest Base Camp. (Roberto Schmidt, AFP)

A rescue helicopter takes off with the injured from Everest Base Camp. (Roberto Schmidt, AFP)

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Washington - The US Marine Corps helicopter crew was overheard talking on the radio about fuel problems before the aircraft went missing on Tuesday during earthquake relief efforts in Nepal with six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers aboard, the Pentagon said.

Pentagon spokesperson Colonel Steve Warren said US search flights have been suspended due to darkness but a ground search by Nepalese army troops in the rugged, mountainous area continued during the night.

"Essentially what we have right now is truly a missing helicopter. We simply don't know its location," Warren said.

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