Helicopter with Haiti PM makes emergency landing

AP News
Posted: Nov 12, 2011 10:18 PM
Helicopter with Haiti PM makes emergency landing

An adviser in Haiti's government says a helicopter carrying Prime Minister Garry Conille and two other Cabinet members has made an emergency landing in the hills above the capital.

Adviser Damian Merlo says he was on the aircraft and the pilot landed in a field of crops because unexpected fog rolled in and he couldn't see. No one was injured.

Merlo says Conille was returning from a Saturday afternoon meeting with President Michel Martelly. The prime minister was accompanied by Interior Minister Thierry Mayard-Paul and Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Lamothe.

Before being sworn in as prime minister in October, Conille was chief of staff for former U.S. President Bill Clinton in his role as United Nations envoy for Haiti.