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Nepal: Missing US Helicopter, 3 Bodies Found

No chance of any survivors, officials say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2015 2:49 AM CDT
Nepal: Missing US Helicopter, 3 Bodies Found
Nepalese soldiers search for the missing US Marine helicopter in Dolakha District, Nepal, yesterday.   (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

(Newser) – An American helicopter that disappeared while providing aid to earthquake victims in Nepal this week has been found crashed on a mountainside, the Nepalese military says. Officials say three bodies have been found near the wreckage of the helicopter, which was carrying six US Marines and two Nepalese soldiers, the BBC reports. The country's defense secretary tells Reuters that the UH-1Y Huey is destroyed and there is "no chance of any survivors." The search for the wreckage involved American and Nepalese aircraft, as well as US satellites, the AP reports. The helicopter, one of more than a dozen US aircraft helping relief efforts in Nepal, vanished hours after a second large earthquake hit the country. (Read more Nepal stories.)

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