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  • nepal Nepal Earthquake 2015

    Gorkha district

    25-apr-15    to    25-may-15

    • Nepal Earthquake 2015
    • Nepal Earthquake 2015

    The 25 April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 19,000. 24 countries and many humanitarian organisations participated in the relief operations
    3 British Chinooks from RAF 27 Squadron were sent in response to the disaster but stood idle in India for almost a fortnight before being recalled to the UK. The reason for this is not yet clear. In addition, C-130J Hercules from the RAF Brize Norton Wing operated between Kathmandu and Pokhara, distributing aid.

    Kathmandu 3 nm SE of Káthmandu Kathmandu


    Fallen Marines Memorialized at US Embassy in Nepal, 03-Nov-15 : A ceremony honoring the six Marines who lost their lives on the UH-1Y mishap during the Nepal Eartquake relief last May will be conducted at the U.S. Embassy

    Nepal Earthquake : JTF 505 Deactivates, 26-May-15 : Joint Task Force 505 deactivated May 26 after redeploying from Kathmandu, Nepal and Utapao Royal Air Field, Thailand in support of Operation Sahayogi Haat.

    MV-22B Ospreys depart Nepal, 21-May-15 : US Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys from VMM-262 deployed in support of Operation Sahayogi Haat departed Nepal, May 21. They arrived May 4 and flew approximately 115 hours over the course of 75 missions.

    Missing UH-1Y in Nepal, 15-May-15 : An US Marine Corps UH-1Y helicopter assigned to HMLA-469 squadron and sent to Nepal following the earthquakes that hit the country went missing on May 12. Wreckage found on May 15

    US Marines Arrived to Support Nepal Earthquake Relief, 03-May-15 : U.S. Marines MV-22B Ospreys and UH-1Y aircraft arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport May 3 to support relief efforts in Nepal after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the country on April 25

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    DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
        US Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 US Marine Corps V-22 Osprey
        US Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 US Marine Corps 209 AH-1 Cobra
    UH-1Y Venom

    Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation

    Individual helicopters

    Model IDs
    Bell UH-1Y Venom 168318     168404     168792    
    Bell MV-22B Osprey 168006     168278     168279     168283    
    Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil 9N-AJP    

    List of Aircraft

    Bell MV-22B Osprey 168006 - 03-26 May 2015 VMM-262 /ET-06 to Nepal with Joint Task Force 505 (JTF 505) Operation Sahayogi Haat (Helping Hand) for relief operations following the earthquake

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