kaitak
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Italian Military Helicopter Crash In NE France

Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:45 pm

An Italian military helicopter crashed in NE France today, while on exercises; 8 killed. (Euronews reports 7 killed)

No info on type, but it was apparently Army, not Air Force. Came down near L'Isle en Barrois in Meuse (Dept.)

http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/mhidmhkfgbid/
 
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RE: Italian Military Helicopter Crash In NE France

Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:34 pm

I heard that on the French news. The helicopter was from the Italian army, but there is no news concerning the nationality of the passengers. Were they all Italians?
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RE: Italian Military Helicopter Crash In NE France

Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:40 pm

BBC is reporting a HH-3F as the type.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7687287.stm
 
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RE: Italian Military Helicopter Crash In NE France

Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:44 pm

Photo of the crash here : http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-fra...licoptere-dans-la-meuse-morts-.php

The article mentions a HH-3F as well.
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RE: Italian Military Helicopter Crash In NE France

Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:34 am

Agusta - Sykorsky HH-3F are used only by the Italian Air Force as Combat SAR Helicopters, not by the Army Aviation.
It was based in Brindisi, South West Italy, but depending on the 15. Stormo from Pratica di Mare, nearby Rome.

A very sad news.

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