Six Nepali helicopters and about 400 soldiers found no sign of the Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey in forested and rugged terrain.
Still No Sign of Missing US Helicopter in Nepal After Second Day of Search
A second day of searching through the thick forests and the rocky, devastated countryside of Nepal has failed to find any sign of a US marine corps helicopter that vanished on Tuesday. The helicopter went missing while delivering aid near Charikot, a remote and mountainous city near the epicenter of a 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck on Tuesday.
The Nepalese army, already grappling with a humanitarian crisis from a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on 25 April, sent several about 400 ground troops into rocky, forested region to search for the aircraft and its crew of six US marines and two Nepalese soldiers. Major David Eastburn, a spokesman for US Pacific Command, denied reports that the military had heard or seen any evidence of the helicopter, crashed or intact.
There has been no sighting, he said. Aerial search has been suspended for the night due to visibility, but Nepalese forces will be searching on foot. At first light the search efforts will resume.
Search continues for missing Marine helicopter in Nepal
There have been conflicting reports saying it was found, but the U.S. military says the search is still ongoing for the helicopter.
US Marine Helicopter in Nepal