Friday, January 11, 2013

South Sudan: new attack against a Russian helicopter

A helicopter Mi-26 belonging to the Russian company UTair has been attacked over Wau, South Sudan, a RIA Novosti announced a spokesman of the carrier under contract with the UN.

"It's okay, everyone is safe," said the interlocutor of the agency, stating that the crew discovered a hole created by a ball on the aircraft fuselage.

Ammunition have damaged panel including the air conditioning system and the ADF.

In December, one Mi-8 helicopter used by the Russian UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) was shot in the African country. The crash had killed five people, including four Russians.

According to South Sudanese Ambassador in Moscow Chol Deng Alak, Sudanese aircraft bearing the emblems of the United Nations routinely violate the airspace of neighboring South, so that the Russian helicopter was shot down by mistake.

Moscow has demanded a full investigation leads Juba, bring to justice the perpetrators and prevents any repetition of such incidents.

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