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Russian Ka-32 helicopter crashed in Malaysia

September 4 2005
13:17

The helicopter was in the air during the ban flights terrestrial services Sarawak due to lightning fronta.Troe dead - the pilot, an engineer and a mechanic were the only people aboard the helicopter, said the police chief of Sarawak. While their names are unknown. The helicopter was loaded with logs, to overload their trucks.
Workers who tried to save the crew were able to pull only the body of the pilot, the bodies of two other victims were in the submerged part of the helicopter. Group of police personnel and firefighters had been sent to the accident site by speedboat, and get to the place for 2 hours. Other services arrived within five hours - on the ground from the town of Carita. Saturday's crash is the third this year. The Government of Malaysia reported that curfews will be imposed each year in June, July and August because of the storm season, when there are strong winds and torrential rains, reports the AP.

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