Four killed in anti-poaching helicopter crash

2014-11-29 22:38

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Dar es Salaam - A helicopter donated to the Tanzanian government to help with anti-poaching operations crashed on Saturday, killing all four people on board, police said.

A police spokesperson said the Robertson R44 helicopter, worth $500 000, had recently been given to Tanzania by the Howard G Buffett Foundation.

She said the helicopter went down in the Kipunguni area of the Indian Ocean port city of Dar es Salaam.

"Two pilots from the police force, a civilian pilot and a police officer were in the ill-fated aircraft," police spokesperson Advera Senso told AFP.

An investigation was underway to establish the cause of the apparent accident.

The Howard G Buffett Foundation is a private family foundation set up by the businessman and former politician son of US billionaire investor Warren Buffet.

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