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Helicopter with five people on board goes missing over Irish Sea

A search has been launched after a helicopter with five people on board went missing over the Irish Sea. The privately-owned helicopter is believed to have left Milton Keynes for Dublin this afternoon via Caernarfon Bay carrying five businessmen. Radar contact was lost with the helicopter on Wednesday afternoon and the …

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Ugandan policeman killed by helicopter during flight rehearsal

A Ugandan police officer died on Thursday after he was hit by a police helicopter during flight rehearsal at the Entebbe Airport. Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye confirmed to local media Daily Monitor that officer Richard Kaweesa, who works with the Counter-terrorism tactical unit, was hit by a helicopter that was …

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31 Somali refugees killed in helicopter attack off Yemen coast

Thirty-one Somali refugees were reportedly killed off the coast of Yemen late on Thursday when a helicopter attacked the boat they were travelling in, a coastguard in the Houthi-controlled Hudaydah area has said. Mohamed al-Alay said the refugees, carrying official UNHCR documents, were travelling from Yemen to Sudan when they …

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Five dead in Istanbul helicopter crash – see photos

A helicopter has crashed onto a busy road after hitting a television tower in Istanbul. The Sikorsky S-76 helicopter had taken off from Istanbul’s main Ataturk airport carrying high-level business executives. Local officials said the seven included three Turks, two of them pilots, and four foreigners. The DHA agency said …

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Japan helicopter crash leaving 9 dead

All nine people aboard a helicopter that crashed during a mountain rescue drill in Japan over the weekend were dead, police said on Monday. Six bodies were found in the morning inside the wreckage in the central prefecture of Nagano, a Nagano police spokesperson said. Three others, including the pilot, …

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Tropical storm Dineo: At least 100 Zimbabweans still stranded by floods

Another 100 people are to be airlifted to safety from a flood-hit district of southern Zimbabwe on Tuesday, a minister says. Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo, who is the MP for the affected Tsholotsho area, confirmed on Twitter that more than 500 people had been airlifted to safety on Monday …

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