Posted by: africanpressorganization | 26 August 2014

UNMISS launches search and rescue mission following helicopter crash in Unity state


 

UNMISS launches search and rescue mission following helicopter crash in Unity state

 

JUBA, South Sudan, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Mission in South Sudan confirms that one of its MI-8 helicopters has crashed about 10 km south of Bentiu in Unity State. The Mission lost contact with the helicopter, which was on a routine cargo flight from Wau to Bentiu, at 14.28 hours today.

UNMISS is deeply concerned about the fate of the crew and has dispatched a search and rescue team to the site of the incident. Investigations regarding the cause of the incident will begin as soon as possible.

 

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UNITED NATIONS


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