Lebanese army: 2 helicopter pilots wounded in emergency landing

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June 20, 2008 13:00

 
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Two pilots were wounded Friday when their military helicopter suffered mechanical problems and they had to make an emergency landing, the Lebanese army said. The army command said that the French-made Gazelle helicopter was on a training flight when it was forced to land near the eastern city of Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley. A senior military official said the helicopter caught fire during the landing and the two pilots suffered burns and other minor injuries. Lebanese army says 2 helicopter pilots wounded in emergency landing He spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

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