Bad weather was the reason behind the helicopter crash of Air Dynasty carrying Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, according to the preliminary report. General Manager at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Raj Kumar Chhetri, said that the reason behind the chopper crash was the adverse weather.

The chopper carrying a team comprising Minister Adhikari met with an accident at Darebhir of Taplejung at 1:30 pm after visiting the Pathivara Temple. A six-member team comprising Minister Adhikari had taken the helicopter flight from Kathmandu at 8 am today towards Chuhandanda of Tehrathum to conduct a feasibility study of the proposed airport at Chuhandanda.

Minister Adhikari, Managing Director of Yeti Airlines, Aang Tshiring Sherpa, Deputy Director-General of Civil Aviation Authority Nepal, Birendra Prasad Shrestha, and Director Durba Bhochhibhoya, Under-Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Yubraj Dahal, Captain Pravakar KC and security guard of Minister Adhikari, Arjun Kumar Ghimire, were also aboard.