21 Jul '12, 3pm

12 Killed in Brunei Air Force Helicopter Crash

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Twelve military personnel, including six cadets, were killed in a Brunei Air Force helicopter crash while flying home after jungle training, a spokesman said. The crash occurred July 20 in Kuala Belait in the oil-rich sultanate on the island of Borneo. “We have 12 fatalities in the helicopter crash. Two military cadets survived the crash,” Brunei Air Force spokesman Norudin Salleh said. The Brunei defense ministry said the two survivors were stable. The Bell 212 military aircraft was carrying 14 people including the pilot. The defence ministry on its website said Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah had expressed great sadness and extended his condolences to the families of the victims. “His Majesty hoped that they would be patient, and also prayed that the souls of the victims would be blessed and placed with the pious,” it said. It also said that while the “e...

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