September 29, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - A helicopter of the hybrid peacekeeping mission crashed in central Darfur state during an emergency landing but all the passengers and crew are safe, said the UNAMID on Sunday.
- UNAMID helicopter crashed in Zalingei during an emergency landing on 29 September 2013 (Photo UNAMID)
While on a flight from Central Darfur capital Zalengei to Nirtiti on Sunday morning, the helicopter experienced a technical problem shortly after the take-off.
The chopper, which transported 19 people and 4 crew, crashed during the emergency landing in Zalengei but none of the passengers was hurt
"Only three passengers suffered minor injuries and were swiftly taken to UNAMID’s Level 1 hospital in Zalengei for treatment", the UNAMID said.
The mission said an investigation is conducted to detect the cause of the incident.
"UNAMID is conducting a check on all its rotary assets to ensure their technical safety", the statement pointed out.
The statement did not provide any technical details about the helicopter.