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Narrative:A helicopter with a team of experts on board has reportedly crashed into the Blue Nile River on april 12, a local an Ethiopian newspaper has reported.
Aérospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil
|C/n / msn:|| 2906|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Blue Nile River -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Qoncho area in the Benishangul Gumuz region|
Owned by a South African company, the helicopter, which took off from Qoncho area in the Benishangul Gumuz region was carrying out a feasibility study for the construction of an additional two hydro-power projects Ethiopia intends to launch on the Nile River.
“It flew into a cable spanning across the river used by locals to cross the gorge that is riverbed, according to sources”, the Reporter newspaper said on April 18.
“The pilot and all five experts on-board performing the studies swam to safety and emerged unharmed.”
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