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Vietnam military helicopter crashes because of strong gusts

Friday, March 27, 2015, 19:18 GMT+7
Vietnam military helicopter crashes because of strong gusts

A military helicopter of the Vietnam People’s Army crashed Thursday on Phu Quy Island during strong winds that caused the chopper to lose its balance and fall to the ground, according to initial investigation results.

The accident happened when the copter was circling to land at a military airport on the island off the south central province of Binh Thuan after conducting a patrol flight.

Three out of eight soldiers aboard the Russian-made Mi-8 were slightly injured, but no one was killed in the accident that took place at 9:30 am.

The chopper broke in half when its tail crashed to the ground.

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