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Simrik Air: Only company in Nepal with modern technology to carry out rescue operations

The Annapurna Express

The Annapurna Express

Simrik Air: Only company in Nepal with modern technology to carry out rescue operations

A powerful avalanche occurred between Camp III and Camp IV of Mt. Manaslu in Gorkha district on Monday, killing a guide and injuring 11 others.

Following the incident, a chopper of Simrik Air set out to rescue people stranded or buried in the avalanche at the fourth highest mountain without caring about the risk.

Though it was not possible to rescue all the people on the very day, all of them were rescued the next day with the continuous effort of the Simirk Air.

Soon after some improvement in the weather, the Simirk Air rescued two critically injured people.

The Simrik Air rescued them from ‘longline Dhyathad’, Capital Surendra Paudel said.

“It is not an easy task to carry out rescue operations in the mountains. Despite some hindrances due to geographical difficulty and weather, we managed to rescue the people,” he said.

Around seven months ago, a fire broke out at a forest near the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla of Solukhumbu district.

Locals, Nepal Police and Nepal Army personnel were deployed to put out the fire.

Finally, the flame was doused by using a chopper of Simrik Air. T

The Simrik Air has put out fires in five places by using modern technology in a span of one year.

The Air has been extinguishing fires with the help of ‘Bambi Bucket’ in the areas where there are no roads and in high mountains. Only Simrik Air has the ‘Bambi Bucket’ in Nepal.

The helicopter of Simirk Air with the help of fire fighters doused the fire within three days in Solukhumbu.

It would have been impossible to save the village near the forest, had the Simrik Air not dropped the water by using ‘Bambi Bucket’.

Earlier in February, the chopper of Simirk Air had taken the fire that broke out at Bhorletar Chowk in Damauli, Tanahun under control.

A helicopter of Simrik Air went there from Kathmandu to extinguish the fire by pouring water.

The Home Ministry had urged the Simrik Air to douse the fire in Damauli.

Likewise, a massive fire broke out at the biscuit factory in Balaju Industrial area, Kathmandu on August 7.

As many as 128 Nepal Army personnel and two fire engines were deployed to take the fire under control but to no avail.

Later, the water was poured with the help of Simrik Air’s ‘Bambi Bucket’.

The company, which is always ahead in carrying out rescue operations, also provides free service as part of its social responsibility.

On April 11, 2021, the Simrik Air extinguished the fire that broke out at the Shivpuri National Park at its own expense. More than 700, 000 was spent to douse the fire.

The Simrik Air extinguished the fire that broke out at a forest near the Pathivara Temple in Taplejung after five days in 2021.

The ‘Bambi Bucket’ of Simrik Air can hold 1000 liters of water.

Currently, Simrik Air has five helicopters of its own.

Simirk Air started its journey by operating cargo flights with a large helicopter named MI7.