Investigators head to Sierra Leone to probe UN helicopter crash

The UN peacekeeping mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) continued recovery operations today, though hampered by near-inaccessible jungle. UN troops managed, nonetheless, to secure the site where the Russian MI-8 plane crashed not far from the town of Yengema, spokesman Stephane Dujarric told journalists at UN headquarters.The 24 presumed dead included 14 members of Pakistan’s UNAMSIL contingent, one member of the Bangladeshi contingent, six civilians and three crew members, he said.

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