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Crash site of military helicopter UH-1 (photos)

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 18:42 GMT+7
Crash site of military helicopter UH-1 (photos)
A part of the military helicopter UH-1 at the scene of the accident. It was a Bell UH-1 Iroquois, unofficially known as Huey – a military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine, with two-bladed main and tail rotors.

A series of photos taken by newswire Vietnamplus show the crash site of military helicopter UH-1 in an outlying district of Ho Chi Minh City. Four in-flight soldiers were killed in the accident on January 28.

The four victims are Lieutenant Colonel Tran Van Duc, flight head of the Air Force Regiment 917; Colonel Do Van Chinh, of the aircraft engine section; Le Hong Quan, co-pilot in charge of flight navigation; and Nguyen Viet Cuong, pilot.

The plane took off at 07:15 am and lost contact with air traffic controllers 8 minutes later over the sky of the city’s Cu Chi District.

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Police are seen examining the scene of the accident. Photo: Vietnamplus

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Police and militia members are seen examining the site. The UH-1 helicopter hit the soil in Pham Van Hai Commune of Binh Chanh District after it departed from Tan Son Nhat International Airport on Wednesday morning. Photo: Vietnamplus

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Another part of the crashed military helicopter UH-1 at the scene. Photo: Vietnamplus

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A part of the military helicopter UH-1 at the scene of the accident. Photo: Vietnamplus

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Police and rescuers are seen on duty at the scene. Photo: Vietnamplus

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Rescuers and militiamen are seen on duty at the scene. Photo: Vietnamplus

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An ambulance arrives at the scene of the accident. Photo: Vietnamplus

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