Xinhua, June 20, 2008
4 killed in helicopter crash in Bosnia-Herzegovina
MADRID, June 19 () -- A helicopter crashed Thursday and four militaries died (two Spaniards and two Germans) in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Spanish Defense Ministry said.
To the moment the causes of the accident were unknown. The accident occurred in Banjaluka, north west of Bosnia, the Ministry said.
The Spaniards were piloting the BO-105 helicopter that was part of the European Union (EU) peacekeeping forces that are stationed in Bosnia Herzegovina.
The helicopter belonged to the Spanish ground army and was assigned to transport the personal and supplies.
The disaster was reported by the helicopter's pilots that were escorting the crashed-helicopter, the Defense Ministry said.