3 die in plane crash in Niger's capital-Xinhua

3 die in plane crash in Niger's capital

Source: Xinhua| 2022-12-27 00:38:45|Editor: huaxia

NIAMEY, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Three Nigerien soldiers were killed after an aircraft crashed at an airport in Niger's capital Niamey on Monday, Niger's Defence Ministry said.

According to a statement from the ministry, the incident occurred when the Nigerien military transport helicopter was trying to land on the military runway of Diori Hamani International Airport at around 10:40 a.m.

All three crew members died on the spot, despite the efforts of the emergency services to contain the fire, the statement said, adding that a commission of inquiry was immediately set up to determine the cause of this accident.