US identifies wreckage of missing Marines helicopter in Nepal

2015-05-15 12:39
(AFP photo / handout / US Marine Corps Lance CPL. Mandaline Hatch)

(AFP photo / handout / US Marine Corps Lance CPL. Mandaline Hatch)

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New Delhi - A US team has identified the wreckage of an aircraft that crashed in Nepal as that of a missing Marines UH-1Y Huey helicopter, the US military's Pacific Command said on Friday.

The crash wreckage was found around 13 km north of the town of Charikot, Army Major Dave Eastburn, spokesperson for U.S. Pacific Command, said in a statement.

"The assessment of the site is ongoing and a thorough investigation will be conducted," he added.

The statement made no mention of the fate of the six Marines and two Nepali soldiers on board the Huey that went missing while on a relief missing in earthquake-struck Nepal on Tuesday.

Nepal says all eight died in the crash.

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