is missing after leaving Makalu Base
Asian Airlines helicopter is missing after
leaving Makalu base camp. A search is on for the
helicopter. Asian Airlines is owned by the
same company as Asian trekking in Nepal. Stay
tuned for breaking news..
down for the latest updates
There are various rumors about who was on this helicopter.
In our opinion they are rumors, wait for the facts.
6/01/02: No luck in finding the helicopter yet...
6/1/2002: The Russian pilot and 9 others are missing
after their Asian airlines helicopter went missing after
leaving Makalu base camp.
Helicopter: "It is still missing since yesterday
at 10 a.m. and other 4 helicopters are continuing
search in that area. There are four flight crew
members and 6 passengers."
flight crew members are:
- Mr. A. Gravi Nikov
Senior Co-pilot - Mr.
Sonam Tashi Sherpa
- Mr. Elpha Gumar
- Mr. Deepak
6 passengers were Nepalese Staff of Spanish
Makalu Expedition Team. Any
updated news will be provided to you. Thanks and
Tshering Sherpa Asian
6/7/2002: Searches have not found the
Asian Airlines helicopter. Ground searches are
now underway, including Sherpa climbers who were on
the North Side on Everest this Spring 2002, helping
with the search. The brother of Lakpa Sherpa is among
Update 6/16/2002: No
helicopter ! The Army, the search parties, not even the
Sherpa climbers from Everest can find it. Where is the
Update 6/24/2002: We
continue to get requests for information.
helicopter ! The search parties of
Sherpa climbers from Everest cannot find it. Where is the
helicopter?? No one seems to know.