A young Australian lady Sarah Jane Smee was rescued today from Pokhara to Kathmandu on our helicopter AIK (AS350B).
Sarah was on her short trek up to the stupa inside the lake city (Pokhara) when she fell off and unfortunately fractured her knee. Captain Deepak Rana flew the helicopter immediately from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From there she was flown to the capital for proper treatment.
We wish her the earliest recovery.
Our same helicopter also carried out two charter shuttles from Pokhara to Ghorepani on other occasions of the same and previous day under command of Captain Deepak Rana.
Photo Courtesy: Manish Jung Joshi
A group of 10 representing Asia Pacific Exhange Co-operation(APEC) led by Mr. Colin Hatchmin were flown this morning to Lumbini by two of our helicopters AIK (AS350B) and AJI(AS350B3) this morning.
On the early hours of today Capt. Ashish Sherchan and Capt Deepak JB Rana took off with the group from Tribhuwan International Airport directly for Lumbini. APEC aims to make Lumbini a Satellite town by enhancing the roads and railways in the region, promoting information technology and communication service and constructing an international standard airport.
A satellite town is a concept in urban planning that refers essentially to smaller metropolitan areas which are located somewhat near to, but are mostly independent of, larger metropolitan areas.
They were subsequently flown back to the capital after their short visit. We are all enthusiastically looking forward to this major step and fully support it. We hope that we can help with more in future to make this vision a substantial reality.
Lumbini-Birth place of Gautam Buddha
Our As350 B3 –AJI is currently based at Surkhet to provide cargo shuttles from Surkhet to the remote areas around Karnali zone to villages like Sarkeghat, Shrinagar, Maila, Kalika and much more. We are involved in transporting Rice to the villages in the hills parallel to Karnali River. With this we also aim to cover the entire Far-Western Region of Nepal with the rescue services as well, quicker than it would have been if based in Kathmandu. We look upon this project as a social service to all our under developed villages, as a means to feed them. In addition we are also air-transporting herbs back from the hills which would help the medicinal industry.
We look forward to continue with this work in days to come.
Loading @ Surkhet Airport