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Kuwait Chief of Staff Survives Helicopter Crash in Bangladesh

Kuwait Chief of Staff Survives Helicopter Crash in Bangladesh

Wednesday, 3 January, 2018 - 09:00
The helicopter that was transporting the Kuwaiti Chief of Staff after it crashed in Bangladesh. (Kuwait Ministry of Defense)

The Kuwait Ministry of Defense confirmed on Wednesday that its chief of staff and his delegation were safe after their helicopter crashed during an official visit to Bangladesh, reported the Kuwait news agency (KUNA).

Only one person on board suffered minor injuries.

KUNA said that the helicopter transporting Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mohammed al-Khadher came down Wednesday in trees because of thick fog.

A photo published on the agency's website shows the helicopter tilted forward on the ground with its tail snapped off.

The accident happened in northeastern Bangladesh.

The Defense Ministry said that Khadher contacted First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah and Deputy Chief of Staff Abdullah Nawwaf al-Sabah to inform them of his and the delegation’s safety.

The officials had arrived in Bangladesh on Monday.

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