There’s a Nebraska tie to that U.S. military helicopter that was reported missing Tuesday while delivering relief supplies to earthquake survivors in Nepal.
Eight people were aboard, including six Marines, one of whom is from south central Nebraska.
Sources have confirmed that Marine Dustin Lukasiewicz of Wilcox was among those on the helicopter, a UH-1 Huey.
The search for the chopper is still underway.
So far, more than 125 people have died from Nepal’s second major earthquake in less than a month with more than 2,500 reported as being injured. The country was rocked by a magnitude 7.3 quake on Tuesday.
A quake less than three weeks ago killed more than 8,000.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney