Two killed in military helicopter accident in Nghe An province

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A military helicopter crashed in Dua village of Nghia Yen commune, Nghia Dan district, the central province of Nghe An this afternoon.  

At the scene of the accident

At the scene of the accident

Two military officers, including lieutenant-colonel Khuat Manh Tri, 40 from Hanoi and colonel Pham Giang Nam, 46 from Thai Binh province were killed in the helicopter crash.
The SU-22 fighter aircraft No. 8551 lost contact with ground traffic control at 11.35 a.m.
According to lieutenant Truong Quang Thanh of the Administration Division of the Nghia Dan district Police Department, the accident which is about 100km from Vinh city of Nghe An occurred while heavy rain making their rescue ever more challenging.
Functional departments of Nge An province and Nghia Dan district have coordinated with forces of the Ministry of National Defence and the Air Defense-Air Force Service to protect the scene of the accident.

By THANH TIEN, DUY CUONG – Translated by Kim Khanh

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