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Vietnam recovers bodies of 3 crew on crashed helicopter

October 18, 2016 - 11:56 PM

HANOI, Vietnam - Rescuers have recovered the bodies of three military personnel on a helicopter that crashed into a mountain during a training flight in southern Vietnam in the latest in a series of accidents involving the military aircraft.

Hundreds of soldiers, militiamen and forest rangers were mobilized for search in Ba Ria Vung Tau province, said a local military officer, who declined to be named.

The Eurocopter EC 130 lost contact shortly after taking off Tuesday, the military said in a statement, adding a pilot and two trainees were in the helicopter.

Three crashes involving military planes that killed 11 people have been reported in the last four months.

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