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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|Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 US Marine Corps||V-22 Osprey|
|Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 US Marine Corps||209 AH-1 Cobra|
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|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|