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Nepal army says all 8 bodies recovered near crashed US Marine helicopter

In this undated photo provided by the Norgren family, Marine Capt. Chris Norgren poses for a photo when he was in Navy flight school. Ronald Norgren, the father of Chris Norgren, the pilot flying a helicopter that went down in Nepal and disappeared Tuesday, May 12, 2015, says U.S. Marine officials have notified the family that the wreckage was found but they haven’t confirmed the identities of any bodies. (Theresa Norgren via AP)

In this undated photo provided by the Norgren family, Marine Capt. Chris Norgren poses for a photo when he was in Navy flight school. Ronald Norgren, the father of Chris Norgren, the pilot flying a helicopter that went down in Nepal and disappeared Tuesday, May 12, 2015, says U.S. Marine officials have notified the family that the wreckage was found but they haven’t confirmed the identities of any bodies. (Theresa Norgren via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Nepal's army says that bodies of all eight people on board the U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared this week during a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation have been recovered.

Saturday's press statement says Nepali and U.S. military personnel are at the crash site in the mountains northeast of capital Kathmandu.

The wreckage was first spotted by Nepalese troops and army helicopters Friday. The discovery followed days of intense search involving U.S. and Nepalese aircraft and U.S. satellites. The aircraft went missing while delivering aid on Tuesday.

The helicopter was carrying six Marines and two Nepalese army soldiers.

A separate team sent by the U.S. Marines said they identified the wreckage as the missing helicopter, the UH-1 "Huey" but so far have not identified the bodies.