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Polio vaccination campaign targets 85 million African children

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An extensive vaccination campaign across 19 West and Central African countries is to begin today in an attempt to stem a year-long polio epidemic in the region. The United Nations and international aid agencies plan to immunize 85 million children under five. More than 400, 000 volunteers and health workers will take part in the campaign, visiting children in their homes.

The current polio epidemic has been going on for a year and there have been outbreaks in the last six months in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Sierra Leone. These countries will be the focus of the campaign, along with Benin, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Nigeria and Togo.

Efforts last year failed to halt the disease because not enough children were vaccinated. The program failed in part because local religious leaders told parents that the vaccines would sterilize their children, or cause AIDS. As well as targeting more children, today’s campaign features better training for volunteers. Vaccinations will be repeated on 26 March in the six key countries, and again on 24 April for all 19 countries involved. The campaign is funded by Rotary International who have provided $30 million.

In 2009 the World Health Organization reported that approximately 1,600 children were paralysed by the virus worldwide.

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January 19, 2009

Seven dead, one missing, two survive French helicopter crash off Gabon coast

Seven dead, one missing, two survive French helicopter crash off Gabon coast

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Monday, January 19, 2009

The FoudreLe TCD Foudre à quai à l’arsenal de Toulon (avril 2002).

Officials say that a French military helicopter with 10 French soldiers, including four crew members and six Special Forces paratroopers, has crashed off the coast of Gabon in west central Africa.

The Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar ditched shortly into the Atlantic Ocean after leaving a French naval ship, about 50 kilometres off the coast. Seven French soldiers were killed, two were rescued, and one is still missing, according to a statement issued by President Nicolas Sarkozy’s office.

“Today, the wreckage of the helicopter was located at a depth of 35 metres and searched. Unfortunately, we must report the deaths of five other soldiers. A final soldier remains missing. Searches are continuing,” the statement explained.

According to Libreville Lieutenant Colonel Pascal Carpentier, the ill-fated helicopter crashed Saturday night at 8:08 p.m. (1908 GMT) into Atlantic waters off Nyonie, a small town located between Gabon’s capital Libreville and the town of Port-Gentil. It was taking off from the amphibious assault ship La Foudre‘s naval landing craft transporter cruising 50 kilometers (30 miles) off the Gabonese coast, during a joint training exercise, said Lieutenant Colonel Francois-Marie Gougeon, spokesman for the general staff.

A French army Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar helicopter from the landing zone at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 15, 2007.

The ship “set off the alert and arrived at the crash site with rescuers who picked up the injured crew within half an hour. The sea was calm and the wind low at the time of the crash but the night was very dark,” Lieutenant Gougeon explained, adding that “search operations will naturally continue all night.” La Foudre, two helicopters and oil giant Total S.A.‘s three vessels, including its sonar and underwater robot joined the rescue effort of the salvage team.

“Divers were deployed to locate the wreckage,” said Captain Christophe Prazuck, spokesman for the army general staff. “At daybreak we will deploy all our means, planes, helicopters, boats… to take part in the search,” said Gabon’s Interior Minister André Mba Obame.

Meanwhile French President Nicolas Sarkozy directed Defence Minister Hervé Morin to travel to the crash site. Sarkozy had “asked that all available means in the area be immediately deployed to find the soldiers who were aboard.” Morin later announced there would be two probes, a judicial one and another by the French defence ministry, with the assistance of French gendarmes and an air accident expert.

Satellite image of Gabon, generated from raster graphics data supplied by The Map Library.

Minister Morin arrived in Libreville on Sunday and met with President Omar Bongo to discuss rescue efforts for the missing body of one of the seven soldiers. “The cause of this tragedy remains unknown. It may be natural or human, or a combination of both.” Morin said. “Divers were inspecting the Cougar, which was in water 35 meters (about 115 feet) deep. We will do everything we can to find the last person missing,” he added.

Morin viewed rescue efforts on La Foudre, and visited friends and relatives of the missing at Camp DeGaulle. The French soldiers were “permanent personnel in Gabon who knew the region well,” said General Claude Reglat, Gabon commander of French forces. “The six others were commandos who had arrived from the French army’s elite 13th Regiment of Dragon Paratroopers. We have expressed our compassion and solidarity to the families,” he added. “This type of helicopter does not have a black box. So the flight was not recorded, nor were the voices in the cockpit. So some elements will remain unknown,” Claude Reglat also noted.

The January 17-21 bilateral manoeuvres called ‘Operation N’Gari’ involved 600 French soldiers and 120 Gabonese troops maneuvering in the military drill known as Baptise Ngeri. The soldiers were backed by Cougar and Fennec helicopters to coordinate maritime safety operations with UN peacekeepers at Bouna airport, in the Ivory Coast. In the joint exercise soldiers were to be parachuted onto predetermined targets including Nyonie.

Gabon, a former French colony, hosts one of four permanent French bases in Africa. Gabon is a country in west central Africa sharing borders with the Gulf of Guinea to the west, Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, and Cameroon to the north, with the Republic of the Congo curving around the east and south. According the FFG which has around 1,000 troops in Gabon, the French Forces in Gabon (FFG)’s role is “to assure the safety of the 12,000 French residents in the country in case of threat, and carry out aid missions.”



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Monday, January 19, 2009

The FoudreLe TCD Foudre à quai à l’arsenal de Toulon (avril 2002).

Officials say that a French military helicopter with 10 French soldiers, including four crew members and six Special Forces paratroopers, has crashed off the coast of Gabon in west central Africa.

The Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar ditched shortly into the Atlantic Ocean after leaving a French naval ship, about 50 kilometres off the coast. Seven French soldiers were killed, two were rescued, and one is still missing, according to a statement issued by President Nicolas Sarkozy’s office.

“Today, the wreckage of the helicopter was located at a depth of 35 metres and searched. Unfortunately, we must report the deaths of five other soldiers. A final soldier remains missing. Searches are continuing,” the statement explained.

According to Libreville Lieutenant Colonel Pascal Carpentier, the ill-fated helicopter crashed Saturday night at 8:08 p.m. (1908 GMT) into Atlantic waters off Nyonie, a small town located between Gabon’s capital Libreville and the town of Port-Gentil. It was taking off from the amphibious assault ship La Foudre‘s naval landing craft transporter cruising 50 kilometers (30 miles) off the Gabonese coast, during a joint training exercise, said Lieutenant Colonel Francois-Marie Gougeon, spokesman for the general staff.

A French army Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar helicopter from the landing zone at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 15, 2007.

The ship “set off the alert and arrived at the the crash site with rescuers who picked up the injured crew within half an hour. The sea was calm and the wind low at the time of the crash but the night was very dark,” Lieutenant Gougeon explained, adding that “search operations will naturally continue all night.” La Foudre, two helicopters and oil giant Total S.A.‘s three vessels, including its sonar and underwater robot joined the rescue effort of the salvage team.

“Divers were deployed to locate the wreckage,” said Captain Christophe Prazuck, spokesman for the army general staff. “At daybreak we will deploy all our means, planes, helicopters, boats… to take part in the search,” said Gabon’s Interior Minister André Mba Obame.

Meanwhile French President Nicolas Sarkozy directed Defence Minister Hervé Morin to travel to the crash site. Sarkozy had “asked that all available means in the area be immediately deployed to find the soldiers who were aboard.” Morin later announced there would be two probes, a judicial one and another by the French defence ministry.

Satellite image of Gabon, generated from raster graphics data supplied by The Map Library.

Minister Morin arrived in Libreville on Sunday and met with President Omar Bongo to discuss rescue efforts for the missing body of one of the seven soldiers. “The cause of this tragedy remains unknown. It may be natural or human, or a combination of both.” Morin said. “Divers were inspecting the Cougar, which was in water 35 meters (about 115 feet) deep. We will do everything we can to find the last person missing,” he added.

Morin viewed rescue efforts on La Foudre, and visited friends and relatives of the missing at Camp DeGaulle. The French soldiers were “permanent personnel in Gabon who knew the region well,” said General Claude Reglat, Gabon commander of French forces. “The six others were commandos who had arrived from France. We have expressed our compassion and solidarity to the families,” he added.

The January 17-21 bilateral manoeuvres called ‘Operation N’Gari’ involved 600 French soldiers and 120 Gabonese troops. The soldiers were backed by Cougar and Fennec helicopters to coordinate maritime safety operations with UN peacekeepers at Bouna airport, in the Ivory Coast. In the joint exercise soldiers were to be parachuted onto predetermined targets including Nyonie.

Gabon, a former French colony, hosts one of four permanent French bases in Africa. Gabon is a country in west central Africa sharing borders with the Gulf of Guinea to the west, Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, and Cameroon to the north, with the Republic of the Congo curving around the east and south. According the FFG which has around 1,000 troops in Gabon, the French Forces in Gabon (FFG)’s role is “to assure the safety of the 12,000 French residents in the country in case of threat, and carry out aid missions.”


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  • “Gabon crash kills French soldiers”. BBC Online, January 19, 2009
  • “Six missing, one dead in Gabon helicopter crash”. Taipei Times, January 19, 2009
  • “French army helicopter crashes, seven dead, one missing”. Agence France-Presse, January 18, 2009
  • “Country profile: Gabon”. BBC Online, June 28, 2008
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Monday, January 19, 2009

The FoudreLe TCD Foudre à quai à l’arsenal de Toulon (avril 2002).

Officials say that a French military helicopter with 10 French soldiers, including four crew members and six Special Forces paratroopers, has crashed off the coast of Gabon in west central Africa.

The Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar ditched shortly into the Atlantic Ocean after leaving a French naval ship, about 50 kilometres off the coast. Seven French soldiers were killed, two were rescued, and one is still missing, according to a statement issued by President Nicolas Sarkozy’s office.

“Today, the wreckage of the helicopter was located at a depth of 35 metres and searched. Unfortunately, we must report the deaths of five other soldiers. A final soldier remains missing. Searches are continuing,” the statement explained.

According to Libreville Lieutenant Colonel Pascal Carpentier, the ill-fated helicopter crashed Saturday night at 8:08 p.m. (1908 GMT) into Atlantic waters off Nyonie, a small town located between Gabon’s capital Libreville and the town of Port-Gentil. It was taking off from the amphibious assault ship La Foudre‘s naval landing craft transporter cruising 50 kilometers (30 miles) off the Gabonese coast, during a joint training exercise, said Lieutenant Colonel Francois-Marie Gougeon, spokesman for the general staff.

A French army Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar helicopter from the landing zone at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 15, 2007.

The ship “set off the alert and arrived at the the crash site with rescuers who picked up the injured crew within half an hour. The sea was calm and the wind low at the time of the crash but the night was very dark,” Lieutenant Gougeon explained, adding that “search operations will naturally continue all night.” La Foudre, two helicopters and oil giant Total S.A.‘s three vessels, including its sonar and underwater robot joined the rescue effort of the salvage team.

“Divers were deployed to locate the wreckage,” said Captain Christophe Prazuck, spokesman for the army general staff. “At daybreak we will deploy all our means, planes, helicopters, boats… to take part in the search,” said Gabon’s Interior Minister André Mba Obame.

Meanwhile French President Nicolas Sarkozy directed Defence Minister Hervé Morin to travel to the crash site. Sarkozy had “asked that all available means in the area be immediately deployed to find the soldiers who were aboard.” Morin later announced there would be two probes, a judicial one and another by the French defence ministry.

Satellite image of Gabon, generated from raster graphics data supplied by The Map Library.

Minister Morin arrived in Libreville on Sunday and met with President Omar Bongo to discuss rescue efforts for the missing body of one of the seven soldiers. “The cause of this tragedy remains unknown. It may be natural or human, or a combination of both.” Morin said. “Divers were inspecting the Cougar, which was in water 35 meters (about 115 feet) deep. We will do everything we can to find the last person missing,” he added.

Morin viewed rescue efforts on La Foudre, and visited friends and relatives of the missing at Camp DeGaulle. The French soldiers were “permanent personnel in Gabon who knew the region well,” said General Claude Reglat, Gabon commander of French forces. “The six others were commandos who had arrived from France. We have expressed our compassion and solidarity to the families,” he added.

The January 17-21 bilateral manoeuvres called ‘Operation N’Gari’ involved 600 French soldiers and 120 Gabonese troops. The soldiers were backed by Cougar and Fennec helicopters to coordinate maritime safety operations with UN peacekeepers at Bouna airport, in the Ivory Coast. In the joint exercise soldiers were to be parachuted onto predetermined targets including Nyonie.

Gabon, a former French colony, hosts one of four permanent French bases in Africa. Gabon is a country in west central Africa sharing borders with the Gulf of Guinea to the west, Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, and Cameroon to the north, with the Republic of the Congo curving around the east and south. According the FFG which has around 1,000 troops in Gabon, the French Forces in Gabon (FFG)’s role is “to assure the safety of the 12,000 French residents in the country in case of threat, and carry out aid missions.”


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  • “Wikinews Shorts: November 18, 2008”. Wikinews, November 18, 2008
  • “Kenya Airways jet with at least 114 on board crashes”. Wikinews, May 6, 2007

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Learn more about Gabon and Central Africa on Wikipedia.
  • “Gabon crash kills French soldiers”. BBC Online, January 19, 2009
  • “Six missing, one dead in Gabon helicopter crash”. Taipei Times, January 19, 2009
  • “French army helicopter crashes, seven dead, one missing”. Agence France-Presse, January 18, 2009
  • “Country profile: Gabon”. BBC Online, June 28, 2008
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Monday, January 19, 2009

The FoudreLe TCD Foudre à quai à l’arsenal de Toulon (avril 2002).

Officials say that a French military helicopter with 10 French soldiers, including four crew members and six Special Forces paratroopers, has crashed off the coast of Gabon in west central Africa.

The Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar ditched shortly into the Atlantic Ocean after leaving a French naval ship, about 50 kilometres off the coast. Seven French soldiers were killed, two were rescued, and one is still missing, according to a statement issued by President Nicolas Sarkozy’s office.

“Today, the wreckage of the helicopter was located at a depth of 35 metres and searched. Unfortunately, we must report the deaths of five other soldiers. A final soldier remains missing. Searches are continuing,” the statement explained.

According to Libreville Lieutenant Colonel Pascal Carpentier, the ill-fated helicopter crashed Saturday night at 8:08 p.m. (1908 GMT) into Atlantic waters off Nyonie, a small town located between Gabon’s capital Libreville and the town of Port-Gentil. It was taking off from the amphibious assault ship La Foudre‘s naval landing craft transporter cruising 50 kilometers (30 miles) off the Gabonese coast, during a joint training exercise, said Lieutenant Colonel Francois-Marie Gougeon, spokesman for the general staff.

A French army Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar helicopter from the landing zone at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 15, 2007.

The ship “set off the alert and arrived at the the crash site with rescuers who picked up the injured crew within half an hour. The sea was calm and the wind low at the time of the crash but the night was very dark,” Lieutenant Gougeon explained, adding that “search operations will naturally continue all night.” La Foudre, two helicopters and oil giant Total S.A.‘s three vessels, including its sonar and underwater robot joined the rescue effort of the salvage team.

“Divers were deployed to locate the wreckage,” said Captain Christophe Prazuck, spokesman for the army general staff. “At daybreak we will deploy all our means, planes, helicopters, boats… to take part in the search,” said Gabon’s Interior Minister André Mba Obame.

Meanwhile French President Nicolas Sarkozy directed Defence Minister Hervé Morin to travel to the crash site. Sarkozy had “asked that all available means in the area be immediately deployed to find the soldiers who were aboard.” Morin later announced there would be two probes, a judicial one and another by the French defence ministry.

Satellite image of Gabon, generated from raster graphics data supplied by The Map Library.

Minister Morin arrived in Libreville on Sunday and met with President Omar Bongo to discuss rescue efforts for the missing body of one of the seven soldiers. “The cause of this tragedy remains unknown. It may be natural or human, or a combination of both.” Morin said. “Divers were inspecting the Cougar, which was in water 35 meters (about 115 feet) deep. We will do everything we can to find the last person missing,” he added.

Morin viewed rescue efforts on La Foudre, and visited friends and relatives of the missing at Camp DeGaulle. The French soldiers were “permanent personnel in Gabon who knew the region well,” said General Claude Reglat, Gabon commander of French forces. “The six others were commandos who had arrived from France. We have expressed our compassion and solidarity to the families,” he added.

The January 17-21 bilateral manoeuvres called ‘Operation N’Gari’ involved 600 French soldiers and 120 Gabonese troops. The soldiers were backed by Cougar and Fennec helicopters to coordinate maritime safety operations with UN peacekeepers at Bouna airport, in the Ivory Coast. In the joint exercise soldiers were to be parachuted onto predetermined targets including Nyonie.

Gabon, a former French colony, hosts one of four permanent French bases in Africa. Gabon is a country in west central Africa sharing borders with the Gulf of Guinea to the west, Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, and Cameroon to the north, with the Republic of the Congo curving around the east and south. According the FFG which has around 1,000 troops in Gabon, the French Forces in Gabon (FFG)’s role is “to assure the safety of the 12,000 French residents in the country in case of threat, and carry out aid missions.”


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  • “Wikinews Shorts: November 18, 2008”. Wikinews, November 18, 2008
  • “Kenya Airways jet with at least 114 on board crashes”. Wikinews, May 6, 2007

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Learn more about Gabon and Central Africa on Wikipedia.
  • “Gabon crash kills French soldiers”. BBC Online, January 19, 2009
  • “Six missing, one dead in Gabon helicopter crash”. Taipei Times, January 19, 2009
  • “French army helicopter crashes, seven dead, one missing”. Agence France-Presse, January 18, 2009
  • “Country profile: Gabon”. BBC Online, June 28, 2008
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Monday, January 19, 2009

The FoudreLe TCD Foudre à quai à l’arsenal de Toulon (avril 2002).

Officials say that a French military helicopter with 10 French soldiers, including four crew members and six Special Forces paratroopers, has crashed off the coast of Gabon in west central Africa.

The Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar ditched shortly into the Atlantic Ocean after leaving a French naval ship, about 50 kilometres off the coast. Seven French soldiers were killed, two were rescued, and one is still missing, according to a statement issued by President Nicolas Sarkozy’s office.

“Today, the wreckage of the helicopter was located at a depth of 35 metres and searched. Unfortunately, we must report the deaths of five other soldiers. A final soldier remains missing. Searches are continuing,” the statement explained.

According to Libreville Lieutenant Colonel Pascal Carpentier, the ill-fated helicopter crashed Saturday night at 8:08 p.m. (1908 GMT) into Atlantic waters off Nyonie, a small town located between Gabon’s capital Libreville and the town of Port-Gentil. It was taking off from the amphibious assault ship La Foudre‘s naval landing craft transporter cruising 50 kilometers (30 miles) off the Gabonese coast, during a joint training exercise, said Lieutenant Colonel Francois-Marie Gougeon, spokesman for the general staff.

A French army Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar helicopter from the landing zone at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 15, 2007.

The ship “set off the alert and arrived at the the crash site with rescuers who picked up the injured crew within half an hour. The sea was calm and the wind low at the time of the crash but the night was very dark,” Lieutenant Gougeon explained, adding that “search operations will naturally continue all night.” La Foudre, two helicopters and oil giant Total S.A.‘s three vessels, including its sonar and underwater robot joined the rescue effort of the salvage team.

“Divers were deployed to locate the wreckage,” said Captain Christophe Prazuck, spokesman for the army general staff. “At daybreak we will deploy all our means, planes, helicopters, boats… to take part in the search,” said Gabon’s Interior Minister André Mba Obame.

Meanwhile French President Nicolas Sarkozy directed Defence Minister Hervé Morin to travel to the crash site. Sarkozy had “asked that all available means in the area be immediately deployed to find the soldiers who were aboard.” Morin later announced there would be two probes, a judicial one and another by the French defence ministry.

Satellite image of Gabon, generated from raster graphics data supplied by The Map Library.

Minister Morin arrived in Libreville on Sunday and met with President Omar Bongo to discuss rescue efforts for the missing body of one of the seven soldiers. “The cause of this tragedy remains unknown. It may be natural or human, or a combination of both.” Morin said. “Divers were inspecting the Cougar, which was in water 35 meters (about 115 feet) deep. We will do everything we can to find the last person missing,” he added.

Morin viewed rescue efforts on La Foudre, and visited friends and relatives of the missing at Camp DeGaulle. The French soldiers were “permanent personnel in Gabon who knew the region well,” said General Claude Reglat, Gabon commander of French forces. “The six others were commandos who had arrived from France. We have expressed our compassion and solidarity to the families,” he added.

The January 17-21 bilateral manoeuvres called ‘Operation N’Gari’ involved 600 French soldiers and 120 Gabonese troops. The soldiers were backed by Cougar and Fennec helicopters to coordinate maritime safety operations with UN peacekeepers at Bouna airport, in the Ivory Coast. In the joint exercise soldiers were to be parachuted onto predetermined targets including Nyonie.

Gabon, a former French colony, hosts one of four permanent French bases in Africa. Gabon is a country in west central Africa sharing borders with the Gulf of Guinea to the west, Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, and Cameroon to the north, with the Republic of the Congo curving around the east and south. According the FFG which has around 1,000 troops in Gabon, the French Forces in Gabon (FFG)’s role is “to assure the safety of the 12,000 French residents in the country in case of threat, and carry out aid missions.”


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  • “Wikinews Shorts: November 18, 2008”. Wikinews, November 18, 2008
  • “Kenya Airways jet with at least 114 on board crashes”. Wikinews, May 6, 2007

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Learn more about Gabon and Central Africa on Wikipedia.
  • “Gabon crash kills French soldiers”. BBC Online, January 19, 2009
  • “Six missing, one dead in Gabon helicopter crash”. Taipei Times, January 19, 2009
  • “French army helicopter crashes, seven dead, one missing”. Agence France-Presse, January 18, 2009
  • “Country profile: Gabon”. BBC Online, June 28, 2008
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January 18, 2009

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

The FoudreLe TCD Foudre à quai à l’arsenal de Toulon (avril 2002).

Three survivors were found after the crash of a French military helicopter off Gabon, with one soldier dead and six still missing, the armed forces headquarters in Paris said early Sunday.

Satellite image of Gabon, generated from raster graphics data supplied by The Map Library.


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  • “Wikinews Shorts: November 18, 2008”. Wikinews, November 18, 2008
  • “Kenya Airways jet with at least 114 on board crashes”. Wikinews, May 6, 2007

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Learn more about Gabon and Central Africa on Wikipedia.
  • “One dead, six missing, three survive French ‘copter crash”. Agence France-Presse, January 18, 2009
  • Fba/dt “French helicopter crashes in Gabon”. Press TV, January 18, 2009
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

The FoudreLe TCD Foudre à quai à l’arsenal de Toulon (avril 2002).

Three survivors were found after the crash of a French military helicopter off Gabon, with one soldier dead and six still missing, the armed forces headquarters in Paris said early Sunday.

Satellite image of Gabon, generated from raster graphics data supplied by The Map Library.


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  • “Wikinews Shorts: November 18, 2008”. Wikinews, November 18, 2008
  • “Kenya Airways jet with at least 114 on board crashes”. Wikinews, May 6, 2007

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Learn more about Gabon and Central Africa on Wikipedia.
  • “One dead, six missing, three survive French ‘copter crash”. Agence France-Presse, January 18, 2009
  • Fba/dt “French helicopter crashes in Gabon”. Press TV, January 18, 2009
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

The FoudreLe TCD Foudre à quai à l’arsenal de Toulon (avril 2002).

Three survivors were found after the crash of a French military helicopter off Gabon, with one soldier dead and six still missing, the armed forces headquarters in Paris said early Sunday.

Satellite image of Gabon, generated from raster graphics data supplied by The Map Library.


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  • “Wikinews Shorts: November 18, 2008”. Wikinews, November 18, 2008
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  • “One dead, six missing, three survive French ‘copter crash”. Agence France-Presse, January 18, 2009
  • Fba/dt “French helicopter crashes in Gabon”. Press TV, January 18, 2009
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Three survivors were found after the crash of a French military helicopter off Gabon, with one soldier dead and six still missing, the armed forces headquarters in Paris said early Sunday.

Satellite image of Gabon, generated from raster graphics data supplied by The Map Library.


Related news

  • “Wikinews Shorts: November 18, 2008”. Wikinews, November 18, 2008
  • “Kenya Airways jet with at least 114 on board crashes”. Wikinews, May 6, 2007

Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Gabon and Central Africa on Wikipedia.
  • “One dead, six missing, three survive French ‘copter crash”. Agence France-Presse, January 18, 2009
  • Fba/dt “French helicopter crashes in Gabon”. Press TV, January 18, 2009
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.
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