18 People Feared Dead As Military Helicopter Crashes

By Ikenga Chronicles August 30, 2018

18 People Feared Dead As Military Helicopter Crashes

An Ethiopian Military helicopter crashed on Thursday, killing all 18 people on board, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcast Corporation reported.

The aircraft crashed during a flight between the eastern city of Dire Dawa and Bishoftu in the centre of the country, the agency said.

Everyone on board –-15 soldiers and three civilians –-were killed.

The helicopter belonged to the Ethiopian Defense Ministry, according to the Fana TV channel

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There were no immediate details about the cause of the crash, or what type of helicopter was involved.

Ethiopia fields a number of Mi-17 utility helicopters, also known as the Mi-8.

In 2013, an Ethiopian military cargo plane crashed in Mogadishu, killing four crew members.


Source: NAN