Newsletter Subscription


Sunday, July 24, 2016


Two killed as chopper crashes at Libya airshow

A Libyan military helicopter crashed during an airshow in the eastern city of Benghazi on Thursday killing two crew members and wounding a third, an airforce official told AFP.

The accident occurred while a military parade was underway at the Benina airbase in Benghazi, Libya's second city and cradle of the 2011 uprising that toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi.


"A lieutenant colonel and a lieutenant were killed ... while a third crew member, a lieutenant, was seriously wounded," airbase commander Colonel Nasser Busnina, said.

"It seems that the pilot was more eager than necessary" during the airshow, Busnina said.

An army spokesman said the aircraft was a Mi-35 attack helicopter that had recently undergone a checkup.

© 2013 AFP

Your company’s press release on ASDNews and to thousands of other journalists and editors? Use our ASDWire press release distribution service.

Source : AFP

Published on ASDNews: Jul 4, 2013

 

Future Helicopter Technology 2016 Conference

Oct 26 - 27, 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic

Register More info


Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response Conference

Sep 7 - 8, 2016 - London, United Kingdom

Register More info


© 2004-2016 • ASDNews • be the first to know • contact usterms & conditionsprivacy policyadvertisingfaqs

zpsk