U.S. Marine Helicopter Supporting Earthquake Relief Missing in Nepal – NBC News.com

A U.S. Marine helicopter supporting earthquake relief in Nepal was declared missing Tuesday with eight people on board, a military spokesman said.

The UH-1Y Huey with two Nepalese soldiers and six U.S. Marines on board disappeared over Charikot, Nepal, at about 10 p.m. local time (12:15 p.m. ET), said U.S. Pacific Command spokesman Army Maj. Dave Eastburn.

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Prayers up. Nepal is a difficult operating environment for any helicopter.