Nigerien military helicopter crashes at Niger airport killing three

A Nigerien military helicopter crashed landing at an airport in the capital Niamey on Monday, killing three people on board including an expatriate instructor, the defence ministry said.

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The helicopter was returning from a routine training flight when it crashed on a military runway, the statement said. The wreckage burst into flames, blocking rescuers from reaching the crew.

A comission of inquiry has been set up to determine the cause of the accident.

Source: Reuters