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3 die in plane crash in Niger’s capital

By Xinhua
On 27 December 2022 at 07:36

NIAMEY, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) — Three Nigerien soldiers were killed after an aircraft crashed at an airport in Niger’s capital Niamey on Monday, Niger’s Defence Ministry said.

According to a statement from the ministry, the incident occurred when the Nigerien military transport helicopter was trying to land on the military runway of Diori Hamani International Airport at around 10:40 a.m.

All three crew members died on the spot, despite the efforts of the emergency services to contain the fire, the statement said, adding that a commission of inquiry was immediately set up to determine the cause of this accident.


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