3 dead in Vietnam helicopter crash

HANOI, Vietnam – Three people were killed when their army helicopter crashed in a mountainous area of southern Vietnam, the defense ministry said Wednesday, October 19, the latest in a string of deadly military aircraft accidents.

The Airbus EC130 helicopter disappeared from radar just 23 minutes after take-off on Tuesday in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province with a pilot and two trainees on board. 

"Rescue forces exerted all efforts to locate the helicopter crash on Bao Quan mountain," the defence ministry said in a statement.

"All the 3 men from the flight training team were found dead," it said, adding an investigation into the cause of the crash was under way.

A total of 14 people have now been killed in 4 military aviation accidents this year. – Rappler.com