Saturday, 21 July 2012

10 killed in Brunei helicopter crash

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Brunei Air Force helicopter has crashed, killing at least 10 people, mostly military cadets being flown home after training.

Brunei's defence ministry said the Bell 212 helicopter crashed in the rural district of Ulu Belait late on Friday while heading to Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, a sultanate on Borneo island.

A ministry statement said that in addition to the 10 people killed, two were injured and two were missing. The ministry did not immediately provide the cause of the crash.

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah visited two young armed forces cadets who survived the crash and expressed "great sadness".

Brunei's Borneo Bulletin newspaper called the incident "a national tragedy" that struck a day before the country's Muslim majority marked the start of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Asian Defence News

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