2015 Nepal earthquake: Total 2,012 people are evacuated by Indian Air Force


2015 Nepal earthquake Total 2,012 people are evacuated by Indian Air Force (1)

Continuing the efforts by the IAF to help Nepal which was struck by severe earthquakes, relief is being provided to the people in distress across Nepal including remote and  inaccessible areas.  The details of operations carried out so far are as under-

Type of Aircraft No. of Sorties Carried Out No. of Persons Evacuated No. of Casualties Evacuated Total Tons of Weight Carried No. of Persons De-Inducted
IL 76 28 166.90 1185+07 Mortal Remains+02 Lying patients
C-130J 21 67.70 532
C-17 28 318.50 1761+11 Lying Patients+06 Sitting Patients
AN-32 12 06.00 135
MI-17+MI-17 V5 480 2012 619 187.88
Total 569 2012 619 746.98 3613+13 Lying Patients+07 Mortal Remains+06 Sitting Patients

Six IAF Medium Lift Helicopters (MLH) are positioned at Kathmandu. Two MLHs are positioned at Pokhara. The most affected areas where casualty evacuation were carried in the past few days are Chautara, Charkot, Dhading, Melum, Lukla, Aroghat, Dhunche, Trishuli, Ramchap, Barpak, Narayan Chor, Namchi Bazar and Tatopani. Till 0800 hrs today, 63 sorties were carried out evacuating 315 people to safer places including 05 Chinese who were evacuated from Lamabagar. 15 casualties were evacuated. The load carried today by these helicopters were 36.3 tons.

It would be pertinent to note that transport and helicopter aircraft are being utilised extensively for Human Assistance Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. The Indian Air Force, after proving its mettle in bringing succor to scores of people after Yemen evacuation this month, Jammu & Kashmir in September last year, has once again risen to the occasion and added a pioneering chapter in Disaster Relief by bringing relief to the needy and evacuate them from earthquake hit areas in Nepal. The Indian Air Force reaffirms its commitment towards Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations in support of the nation.

2015 Nepal earthquake Total 2,012 people are evacuated by Indian Air Force (2)

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