One person remains missing after a helicopter carrying international tourists crashed on Tuesday near Mount Everest in Nepal, killing at least five others.
According to Basanta Bhattarai, the area’s top government official, the helicopter crashed in the Lamajura area, and rescuers found the bodies of five people while looking for a sixth.
According to a statement from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the five visitors were all citizens of Mexico, and the pilot was Nepalese.
Two men and three women from Mexico were present.
On Tuesday morning, the airplane was on its way back to Kathmandu after transporting the visitors on a sightseeing excursion to the highest mountain in the world.
According to airport representative Sagar Kadel, the helicopter’s intended flight path had to be modified due to the weather.
During the monsoon season, when there are often significant downpours, aircraft frequently get delayed and their routes adjusted.
With the start of the rainy season in May, the peak travel and climbing seasons came to an end. Now that the weather is uncertain and visibility is poor, it is less typical for tourists to fly to the mountains.