3 killed in military helicopter crash in Algeria

TEHRAN, Jan. 23 (MNA) – An Algerian military helicopter crashed on Monday in the northern province of Ain Defla, some 150 km southwest of the capital Algiers, killing all three crew members on board.

The MI-171 helicopter of the Algerian Air Force crashed in the locality of El Attaf during a training operation, according to a statement of the defense ministry quoted by state-run ENTV.

Army Chief of Staff Said Chengriha has ordered a probe into the accident, the ministry statement said.

MNA/PR

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