Crashed Venezuelan copter found; 5 dead, 4 missing

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Posted: Aug 19, 2011 8:28 PM
Crashed Venezuelan copter found; 5 dead, 4 missing

Venezuela's navy has found the wreckage of a military helicopter that crashed into the Caribbean Sea this week, and search teams have recovered the bodies of five victims.

Gen. Henry Rangel Silva says on state television that four others who were aboard the Bell 412 helicopter remain missing. One sergeant was rescued after Wednesday's accident.

A Twitter message Friday from Information Minister Andres Izarra says the wreckage was found off the coast of eastern Anzoategui state.

It is unclear what caused the crash.