UN mission helicopter crashes in eastern DR Congo

A helicopter of the UN Mission for Stabilization of Congo (MONUSCO) crashed on Tuesday afternoon at Mavivi airport in Beni, North Kivu province in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).

A chopper upon lift off

Eyewitnesses said the Ukraine-made plane crashed just 10 meters after takeoff.

A chopper upon lift off
“No death or injuries were reported. The helicopter was taking off to go and carry out an operation. MONUSCO has already instituted investigations to know the cause of the accident,” said Mamadou Diallo, the deputy special representative of the UN secretary general in DR Congo.

The crash occurred in a town where DR Congo armed forces in collaboration with MONUSCO forces, have launched an operation to track down Ugandan rebels, the Allied Democratic Forces. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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