Helicopter with 7 people on board crashes in Nepal

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GB news 24 desk//

A helicopter with seven people on board crashed into a hillside in central Nepal on Saturday with the condition of the passengers unknown, officials said.

Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu says rescue helicopters are scouring the areas Saturday while soldiers and police rescuers are searching the mountains on foot, reports AFP.

The area is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Kathmandu.

The Airbus manufactured Ecureuil helicopter belongs to Altitude Air in Nepal and has been used in mountain rescues.

Those on board include one pilot and six passengers.

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