Four Russians killed in U.N. helicopter crash in Congo

The Star
Tuesday 12th March, 2013

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Four Russians were killed when a U.N.-contracted cargo helicopter crashed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday. The helicopter crashed on Saturday on a thickly wooded mountainside around 20 km (12 miles) west of Bukavu airport. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it was an Mi-8 helicopter owned by UTair and blamed the crash on adverse weather conditions. A U.N. rescue team was only able to reach the crash site on Tuesday. In a statement Ban, offered “his sincerest condolences and sympathy to the families and friends o…

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