UN helicopter crashes in South Sudan’s Unity state
August 26, 2014 (JUBA) – A United Nations-contracted helicopter crashed in South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity state with the cause of the incident still unknown, the mission said Tuesday.
- A United Nations helicoper (UN photo)
“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,” party reads its statement.
UNMISS further said it “lost contact with the helicopter, which was on a routine cargo flight from Wau to Bentiu, at 14.28 hours today.”
The mission expressed deep concern 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,” it said.
More details to come….