US Helicopter Missing in Nepal

Marine chopper was providing earthquake relief
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 12, 2015 1:00 PM CDT
US Helicopter Missing in Nepal
US soldiers unload Huey helicopters from a US Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III after it landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 3, 2015.   (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

A US military helicopter providing humanitarian assistance to earthquake victims in Nepal has gone missing, reports CNN. The Pentagon is providing the barest of details for now, saying only that the chopper with the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 went missing near Charikot, which was one of the hardest-hit villages in today's massive aftershock. NBC News is reporting that six US Marines and two Nepalese soldiers were aboard. (More Nepal stories.)

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