The Dutch doctor who was one of at least 4 people killed in a helicopter crash in Nepal on Tuesday, has been identified as 32 year old Jessica Wilford from Eindhoven. The helicopter was transporting rescue workers and relief supplies for earthquake victims when the accident happened, Omroep Brabant reports.
At least four, and possibly five people were killed Tuesday afternoon when a helicopter crashed in the Sindhupalchok district of Nepal, the Army there said. One of the four who died was a Dutch medical professional, but her identity was not released.
The Dutch Ambassador to Pakistan, Marcel de Vink, is on his way back to the Netherlands, to recover after being wounded in a helicopter crash on Friday.
The Taliban in Pakistan claims to have shot down the helicopter that crashed in the northern part of Pakistan earlier today. The Pakistan military refutes the claim, stating that the crash was caused by a technical fault on the helicopter.
The Dutch ambassador to Pakistan was injured in a helicopter crash that killed two pilots and four foreigners, among them the ambassadors to Pakistan from the Philippines, Domingo D. Lucenario Jr., and Norway, Leif H. Larsen. The wives of both the Indonesian and Malaysian ambassadors were also killed, according to a representative of the Pakistani military.
The helicopter crash at the airfield in Hilversum in March last year was caused by an oversight by the pilot combined with the fact that the pilot and two passengers together were a few kilograms too heavy for the helicopter. That is the conclusion of the Safety Board.
Two Dutch soldiers were killed in a crash with a Dutch Apache helicopter in Mali, Chief of Defense Tom Middendorp announced at a press conference in The Hague.
All three occupants of a helicopter were injured during a helicopter crash on Hilversum Airport. The helicopter barely got off the ground when it tilted and the blades hit the grass, according to a police spokesperson.