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Military Helicopter Crashes in South Armagh
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:05 pm    Post subject: Military Helicopter Crashes in South Armagh Reply with quote

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Army helicopter crashes near base

A military helicopter has crashed into a field in south Armagh.


The helicopter crashed into a field near a built-up area

It happened in the village of Crossmaglen just before 1800 GMT on Sunday at Foxfield Road, close to a British army base and a housing estate.

Four police officers and two military personnel were taken to hospital. One person who was on-board escaped injury. No civilians were hurt in the crash.

The cause of the accident is not yet clear, but police said there was no indication of any terrorist link.

It is understood at least one of the casualties was airlifted to Craigavon Area Hospital while others were taken to Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry.

Eyewitnesses said the helicopter had clipped a fence near the Lismore housing estate before crashing in the field.

Helicopters take staff to and from Crossmaglen police station
Local Sinn Fein MP Conor Murphy said the crash had happened near a densely populated area.

SDLP assembly member Dominic Bradley said he had expressed concerns in the past about helicopter flights in the area.

"These flights pose a threat to the safety of local people as well as to police personnel," he said.

Last month, the Army guard post at Crossmaglen police station was removed as part of the government's plans to scale down the military presence in Northern Ireland.

The site has been transformed for use solely as a police station.

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