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5 die in helicopter crash

12 January 2014, 08:40

Bogota - Colombia's army says a private helicopter on a mission for the military has crashed in the country's northwest, killing all five people aboard.

General Leonardo Pinto said on Saturday that two soldiers, a police officer, a military priest and the aircraft's pilot died in the crash in the rural region of Anori, about 300km northwest of Bogota.

The craft owned by the Sociedad Aeronautica Santander SA had been missing since Thursday.

Pinto did not say what caused the crash.

- AP


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