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French helicopter in Gabon crash (BBC News)

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  • bobutne
    A military helicopter with 10 French soldiers on board has crashed into the sea off the African state of Gabon, killing at least one. The French military say
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      A military helicopter with 10 French soldiers on board has crashed into
      the sea off the African state of Gabon, killing at least one. The
      French military say three soldiers survived but six are missing.

      Officials say the helicopter had come down near the coastal city of
      Port Gentil during a joint exercise with Gabonese troops.

      French President Nicolas Sarkozy has ordered defence minister to fly to
      Gabon to oversee the rescue operation.

      There is no word on the cause of the crash, which occurred shortly
      after take-off.
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