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Cause of helicopter crash not identified

Update: October, 21/2016 - 19:00
Colonel Nguyễn Hoàng Tấn talks about the the helicopter crash at a press briefing in the northern Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province this morning. — Photo tuoitre.vn
Viet Nam News

BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU – The cause of the helicopter crash that killed three military officers on Tuesday has not been established, a colonel said.

Colonel Nguyễn Hoàng Tấn, political head of the Military Command of northern Bà Rịa- Vũng Tàu Province announced the information at a press briefing this morning.

Even though some sources blamed the crash on bad weather and air turbulance, this information was “unreliable because an investigation is still in progress,” he said.

A helicopter with three people on board -- one pilot teacher and two pilot trainees -- crashed in the region of the Dinh mountain range while on a routine flying exercise on Tuesday.

The province’s Military Command mobilised forces and some 400 people to search for the helicopter. It was found a day later in Yên Ngựa Pass on Bao Quan Mountain, which is part of the Dinh range in Tân Thành District. VNS

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