Mongolia helicopter crash kills 14, 8 survive

June 18, 2007 08:43


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A firefighting helicopter that had been missing for several days crashed in north-central Mongolia, killing 14 people, a government official said Monday. Eight passengers survived the crash, Emergency Minister S. Otgonbayar said, adding that some of the trapped passengers would need to be cut out of the helicopters' mangled wreckage. "Doctors and nurses have been sent to the crash site to give assistance and a rescue team is working at the site," Otgonbayar said. The crash site was found Saturday after authorities lost contact with the Russian-made Mi-8 helicopter on Wednesday, Otgonbayar said.

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