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Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:34 - Updated Thu, 09 Jun 2011 08:24

Air Force helicopter crashes, five killed


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Luanda – An Angolan National Air Force  (FAN) MI-17 helicopter crashed Wednesday morning near Saurimo city, north-eastern Lunda Sul province, killing all five crew members, Angop learn from an official source.

The crew of the Russian made MI-17 helicopter, whose name have not been disclosed, include a major, two lieutenants and two sergeants.

A FAN fact-finding team has been sent to the scene to inquire into the causes of thecrash of the helicopter travelling from estern Moxoco province's capital city, Luena, to Saurimo.