- Associated Press - Sunday, May 17, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita native is among those killed when a U.S. Marine helicopter crashed during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal.

Officials formally identified the victims Sunday. Capt. Chris Norgren, who was the pilot, was among them.

Six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers lost their lives in the crash. A statement from the U.S. military joint task force in Okinawa identified the Marines killed.

The UH-1 “Huey” helicopter went missing Tuesday while delivering rice and tarps. The wreckage was found Friday following days of searching. The cause of the crash has not been determined.

Bishop Carroll High School president Leticia Nielsen said Marine officials visited his parents, Ron and Terri Norgren, on Saturday and confirmed their son was killed. Ron Norgren said earlier his son loved flying and loved helping people.


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