US Marines Chopper goes down in Nepal: Reports

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According to reports, the Nepali army has been told a missing US Marines helicopter with eight on board may have come down in a river in the Charikot area hit hard by an earthquake and 400 soldiers are engaged in the hunt, a senior officer said on Wednesday.

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“The info we have is that it is down in one of the rivers, but none of the choppers has seen it yet,” Major Rajan Dahal, second-in-command of the Barda Bahadur Batallion, told Reuters in Charikot.

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“There are 400-plus of our ground troops looking for it also, by this evening, we might get it,” he said.

The Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopter participating in earthquake relief operations lost radio contact on Tuesday after its crew was heard talking about fuel problems.

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