Friday, June 02, 2006
The wreckage of an ICRC chartered helicopter that disappeared in January, 2006 while carrying out earthquake relief operations was located in a mountainous area of the Afghan province of Kapissa, north-east of Kabul. The Russian-built MI-8 was operated by Turkmenistan Airlines. Local villagers reported finding the bodies of the seven crew members with the wreckage. There is no information about what caused the crash. Condolences to family, friends and colleagues.