Nepal Army helicopter crashes in Muktinath, both pilots dead

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WION Web Team New Delhi May 16, 2018, 11.40 AM (IST)

Nepal Army's cargo helicopter crashed in Muktinath on Wednesday, killing both the pilots. 

Nepal's Home Ministry has clarified that the cargo helicopter which crashed in Muktinath was of Makalu Air, which had been requisitioned by the Army to carry goods.

The aircraft had left Surkhet Airport at 6:55 am on Wednesday morning and was scheduled to reach the destination in one hour.

Minutes before the arrival, communications had gone disconnected with the aircraft.

More details awaited.