Africa West Africa World 

Niger: Military helicopter crashes killing three people

A Nigerien military helicopter on Monday crashed while landing at an airport in the capital Niamey. Local officials said the incident resulted in the death of three people who were on board the helicopter. Among those killed was an expatriate instructor, the defence ministry said in a statement. The helicopter was returning from a routine training flight when it crashed… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

U.N. helicopter crashes in east Congo

– – A United Nations helicopter on Friday crashed while flying over east Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province. The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) confirmed the crash saying the Humanitarian Air Service chopper it was managing went down near the city of Goma. The three crew members on board sustained injuries, according to Reuters reporting. There were no passengers… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Ugandan army pilot dies in helicopter crash after take-off

– – Ugandans have been paying tribute to a young female army pilot who died in a helicopter crash on Thursday. Uganda’s army confirmed the death of the pilot, identified as Captain Caroline Busingye in the crash after take-off near Entebbe. According to the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) spokeswoman Brig Flavia Byekwaso, the incident happened during a flight training… Read More
Africa Mali West Africa World 

French soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Mali

Thirteen French soldiers have been reportedly killed in a helicopter crash in Mali, according to the French presidency. The soldiers were conducting an operation against jihadists in Mali when their helicopter crashed. The French president’s office said in a statement that the accident happened on Monday evening. French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed his “deep sadness” over the incident. The… Read More