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Eight bodies found in US chopper wreckage: Nepal army

A Nepalese army helicopter, whose crew spotted the wreckage of a US Marine helicopter, flies over the army air base in Kathmandu on May 15, 2015The Nepalese army said Saturday troops had found the bodies of all eight people from the wreckage of a US helicopter which crashed while delivering aid in the quake-devastated country. The UH-1Y Huey was carrying six US Marines and two soldiers from the Nepalese army when it went missing during a relief flight in the mountainous northeastern region on the same day that a second quake hit the country. “Nepalese and US troops recovered all eight bodies from the crash site this morning,” major general Binoj Basnyat told AFP by telephone. Teams from the US military and the Nepal army were investigating the wreckage to determine the cause of the crash, Basnyat said.

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