Wednesday, 18 March 2015

BBC News - Mali helicopter crash: Two Dutch UN peacekeepers die

BBC News - Mali helicopter crash: Two Dutch UN peacekeepers die

A Dutch UN helicopter has crashed
near Gao in northern Mali, killing its two crew members, the Dutch defence
ministry has said.
The Apache helicopter made a forced landing during a military exercise, the
UN force in Mali said in a statement.


The Dutch armed forces chief, Gen Tom Middendorp, said: "Everything points to
this being an accident."


The aircraft was from the Minusma mission charged with peacekeeping since
Islamist fighters were forced out.


One crew member survived the crash but died later of his injuries at a French
field hospital, Gen Middendorp told a news conference in The Hague.


Gen Middendorp said an investigation into the cause of the crash was under
way...
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