Thursday, August 4, 2011

Nine dead in a helicopter crash in Indonesia

Nine people were killed in Indonesia in a helicopter crash of an Australian mining company east of the archipelago, the company reported today. Rescuers found this morning the remains of the helicopter that crashed yesterday near Manado, on Sulawesi island, on his way to the island of Halmahera, the largest of the Moluccas, where he is one of the company Newcrest mines, the largest gold producer in Australia.

"There were ten people aboard the helicopter, carrying eight employees of the mine and two crew members," the company said in a statement. Two Australians, two South Africans and five Indonesians died in the crash, while another Indonesian, the only survivor, is wounded in critical condition.

The company said it was unclear what caused the accident.

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