Mali - 2 French army helicopters down

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FredL
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Mali - 2 French army helicopters down

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It looks pretty bad : :(

https://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/ ... _3212.html

Cause would be collision. No information yet about the types involved.
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Re: Mali - 2 French army helicopters down

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Following official communication

Collision was between a Tigre and a Cougar during a low flight yesterday evening.
13 KIA, crews from 5e RHC (Pau)
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...there is talk of an NH90 being involved, :|
but
https://www.defense.gouv.fr/fre/operati ... es-au-mali
clearly states "Cougar".
:roll: :loud: :|
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Stratofreighter wrote:...there is talk of an NH90 being involved, :|
but
https://www.defense.gouv.fr/fre/operati ... es-au-mali
clearly states "Cougar".
They showed a picture of a NH90 on the BBC website, but with the reputation of the mainstream media (MSM) in reporting aviation events being not high, it looks like a collision between a Cougar and a Tigre is-it this point in time- the most likely outcome.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-50557511

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