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US, Nepal officials identify the bodies of 6 US Marines, 2 Nepalese soldiers in chopper crash

  • FILE - In this Friday, May 15, 2015, file photo, Nepalese army soldiers prepare to leave for a rescue mission to the site where the suspected wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter, that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, was spotted, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of the chopper that was carrying six Marines and two Nepalese army soldiers. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, May 15, 2015, file photo, Nepalese army soldiers prepare to leave for a rescue mission to the site where the suspected wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter, that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, was spotted, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of the chopper that was carrying six Marines and two Nepalese army soldiers. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Friday, May 15, 2015, file photo, Nepalese army soldiers prepare to leave for a rescue mission to the site where the suspected wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter, that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, was spotted, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of the chopper that was carrying six Marines and two Nepalese army soldiers. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, May 15, 2015, file photo, Nepalese army soldiers prepare to leave for a rescue mission to the site where the suspected wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter, that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, was spotted, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of the chopper that was carrying six Marines and two Nepalese army soldiers. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)  (The Associated Press)

Nepalese and U.S. military officials say they've identified all eight bodies recovered from the crash site of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared while delivering aid after two major earthquakes hit Nepal.

Nepal's army said in a statement Sunday that the bodies of the six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers have been flown to the Himalayan nation's capital, Kathmandu.

The wreckage of the UH-1 "Huey" was found Friday following days of intense searching in the mountains northeast of Kathmandu. The first three charred bodies were retrieved the same day by Nepalese and U.S. military teams, and the rest on Saturday, according to Nepal's army.

The helicopter went missing while delivering aid on Tuesday.