Four sol­diers kil­led in he­licop­ter crash in In­do­ne­sia

Times of Suriname - - SHOWBIZZ -

IN­DO­NE­SIA - Four sol­diers we­re kil­led and fi­ve others we­re in­ju­red af­ter a he­licop­ter cras­hed du­ring a trai­ning exer­ci­se on In­do­ne­sia’s Ja­va is­land on Sa­tur­day, an ar­my of­fi­ci­al said.

The men we­re in the midd­le of a fly­ing les­son when the

MI­17 he­licop­ter cras­hed and cau­ght fire in cen­tral Ja­va pro­vin­ce.

“The in­ci­dent kil­led four crew mem­bers and in­ju­red fi­ve others”, said Ne­fra Fir­daus, In­do­ne­si­an Ar­my spo­kes­man, in a sta­te­ment.

The in­ju­red we­re eva­cu­a­ted and ta­ken to hos­pi­tal.

Fir­daus said that pri­or to the ac­ci­dent the he­licop­ter had un­der­go­ne a pre­flight check and was found to be in good con­di­ti­on.

The cau­se of is still un­der

(AFP) the ac­ci­dent in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on.

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