Nepal Earthquake: Why Can't Crews Find Missing Military Chopper? Erik Ortiz May 14th 2015,
Crews are continuing the search for a
missing U.S. military chopper and its eight passengers after it
vanished Tuesday somewhere in the cloaked and craggy Himalayan hillside
But there remains no contact from the UH-1Y Huey, military officials say, even though the helicopter was equipped with a GPS device, radio and emergency beacon. Its unexplained disappearance has left even experienced helicopter pilots perplexed.
"It's baffling," retired Army helicopter pilot Jim Weatherill told NBC News on Thursday. "Why isn't the emergency beacon transmitting a frequency to where they might be?"
The Huey vanished late Tuesday night following a magnitude-7.3 aftershock that rocked Nepal earlier that day, killing at least 96 people. The chopper was on its way to deliver aid in the hard-hit district of Dolakha, east of Kathmandu. Six Americans and two Nepalese service members were on board.