A Dutch UN helicopter has crashedThe Apache helicopter made a forced landing during a military exercise, the
near Gao in northern Mali, killing its two crew members, the Dutch defence
ministry has said.
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
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
BBC News - Mali helicopter crash: Two Dutch UN peacekeepers die
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