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Three Killed in Azerbaijan Military Helicopter Crash

Feb. 11, 2013 - 08:14AM   |  
By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE   |   Comments
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BAKU, Azerbaijan — An Azerbaijani military helicopter crashed Feb. 11 near the capital of Baku, killing all three crew members, the ex-Soviet country’s defense ministry said.

“A helicopter of Azerbaijan’s Air Force crashed on Monday at 10:30 local time (0630 GMT) near Baku,” the ministry said in a statement.

A source in the ministry told AFP that all three crew members of the Mi-17 helicopter died. The helicopter debris and one body had been found, he said.

There were no further details on the identities of the dead. The emergency situations ministry has launched naval and ground search operations to find the remaining bodies, he added.

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