12 March 2013, 21:18

IAC to investigate Mi-8 helicopter crash in Congo

IAC to investigate Mi-8 helicopter crash in Congo

The Intergovernmental Aviation Committee has appointed an authorized representative and aides to participate in a commission investigating the Mi-8 helicopter crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The helicopter carrying four Russian crewmembers on board crashed near Bukawu, the administrative centre of the South Kivu province.

The UN military mission said all four Russians were killed.

The helicopter was flying from Shabunda to Bukawu in complicated weather conditions

The IAC confirmed that the crew was killed, and the helicopter was destroyed and partially burned.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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