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South Sudan: UN peacekeeping mission's helicopter crashes killing all crew members
2012-12-21
A United Nations helicopter has crashed in eastern South Sudan, killing all four crew members onboard, the world body's peacekeeping operation in the country reported today.

"The helicopter was not carrying any passengers," the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) added in a news statement. "The Mission extends its heartfelt condolences to the families of the crew."

UNMISS has begun an investigation to establish the circumstances around the crash, which occurred near the settlement of Likuangole, the state of Jonglei, in the country's east.
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Posted by:tipper

#3  Smuggling or Hostile elements using UN equipment? I'm SHOCKED!
Posted by: Charles   2012-12-21 20:53  

#2  Update
South Sudan army 'shoots down UN helicopter'
The UN says one of its helicopters has been shot down over South Sudan, killing all four crew members on board.
Posted by: tipper   2012-12-21 12:20  

#1  Cause of crasH? Ground fire? Insh'Allan maintainence? Weather? Pilot error?
Posted by: Glenmore   2012-12-21 12:20  

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