Six U.S. Marines Missing in Nepal

Helicopter missing after latest earthquake

May 12, 2015
Outside Magazine

Tuesday afternoon’s magnitude 7.3 earthquake adds to the devastation of the quake that hit Nepal on April 25.    PRNewsFoto/International Justice

A UH-1Y Huey helicopter carrying six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers has been reported missing after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck the country on Tuesday afternoon. According to a U.S. Pacific Command spokesperson, the aircraft disappeared around 10 p.m. local time, as reported by NBC News.

According to CNN, approximately 300 U.S. military personnel are currently in the country aiding in rescue and humanitarian efforts after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck the country on April 25, causing widespread devastation in Kathmandu and the Khumbu region.

The military spokesperson told NBC News that at the time there is “no indication that there was a crash,” but noted that it’s still nighttime.

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