US Haiti aid chopper crash kills 2 in Dominican Republic

The institute identified the dead Americans as James Jaloe and John Ward. But it gave no more details of their mission or cargo.

US Haiti aid chopper crash kills 2 in Dominican Republic

Two Americans were killed when their helicopter, which was participating in aid and recovery operations in earthquake-hit Haiti, crashed in the Dominican Republic, aviation authorities said on Friday.

The U.S.-registered helicopter hit a mountain and burst into flames on Thursday evening at Restauracion, close to the Haitian border, some 175 miles (280 km) northeast of Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic's National Institute of Civil Aviation said in a statement.

The institute identified the dead Americans as James Jaloe and John Ward. But it gave no more details of their mission or cargo.

It said the helicopter was heading to Santo Domingo from the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince and that it had been helping with aid operations for survivors of the quake.



Reuters

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