Helicopter crash kills three in central Namibia

Helicopter crash kills three in central Namibia
# 12 April 2014 00:39 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. A military helicopter crashed Friday on the runway at an air base in central Namibia's Grootfontein, killing three people on board, a source said, APA repors quoting Xinhua.

The source confirmed that the accident happened right after the helicopter had taken off. It then burst into flames on the runway.

There were eight people on board, according to information on facebook. A female pilot died on the spot while two passengers died of serious wounds. Five survivors have been admitted to local hospitals.

Located about 450 kilometers north of Windhoek in the Otjozondjupa Region, Grootfontein is a small city known to be the main air base of the country's air force.

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