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8 Killed after Afghan Military Helicopter Crashes in Baghlan Province

A military helicopter crashed in Dand-e-Ghori district of Baghlan province, Afghanistan, on October 9th.

The helicopter was supplying a military base when it caught fire and crashed.

There were eight people aboard at the time, including five crew members and three army soldiers; all of them were killed in the crash.

Afghan defense ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said the accident happened due to a technical issue.

Venezuela National Guard Helicopter Crashes in Colombia

plane crashA Venezuela National Guard helicopter crashed onto a parking lot in Paraguachon, La Guajira, Colombia, on December 28.

Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuela’s top diplomat, said, “Adverse weather conditions led to this unfortunate accident. We thank Colombian authorities who provided support to the officers.”

There were two people aboard the Bell helicopter at the time; including the pilot and the co-pilot. Both of them were injured in the crash. They were taken to hospitals in Venezuela.

Colombia’s Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said, “”We will proceed through diplomatic channels with the government of Venezuela to establish where the wreckage will be sent.”

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