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BREAKING: Military Helicopter transporting Aid for stranded Yazidis crashes in Iraq, kills pilot

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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 10:12 AM
Breaking news from Rudaw, a Kurdish news outlet.

Apparently, a military helicopter transporting aid for the Yazidi people stranded on Sinjar mountain, crashed, killing 1 pilot and injuring 20 other people. Among the flight, were Iraqi officials, including the Kurdish Yezidi MP Vian Dakhil.

It is said that the helicopter had crashed due to a loss of balance, resulting from a technical failure.


Edit: Initial reports suggested it was plane. It has now been confirmed by an Iraq Army spokesman, that a Mi-17 helicopter had crashed instead.
edit on 12-8-2014 by daaskapital because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 11:03 AM
a reply to: daaskapital

How awful. My prayers are with them.

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