Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article

Military helicopter crashes in Venezuela

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (AP): Venezuela's defence minister says a military helicopter has crashed during a training flight, killing four servicemen.

Minister Gen. Henry Rangel Silva says one of the five on board the helicopter was injured but survived.

Rangel says the Russian-made MI-17 helicopter crashed during a training flight at an airport in the western town of San Felipe.

He said among those killed in Friday's crash was Col.Oscar Martinez Mora, a flight instructor and commander of a helicopter battalion in the town.

Rangel says the helicopter had been about 10 meters off the ground when it suddenly dropped and crashed. He says officials are investigating what might have caused the accident.


Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Philippines warns it could seek US help amid feud with China

The Philippines could seek the help of the United States, with which it has a mutual defence treaty, to protect its interests in the South China Sea, Manila's defence department has said in a veiled threat amid an escalating feud with China over a contested reef.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2021

Brahmand World Defence Update

Image Gallery