3rd body found in Kenya helo crash; 4 missing

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Posted: Aug 15, 2012 6:10 AM
3rd body found in Kenya helo crash; 4 missing

MOUNT KENYA, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan military official says rescue workers have found a third body at the crash site of a Ugandan military helicopter on Mount Kenya.

Brigadier Francis Ogolla said Wednesday that the third body was spotted close to where two bodies were discovered on Tuesday. Four other bodies have not yet been found.

Three Ugandan military helicopters crashed in different areas of Mount Kenya on Sunday. The three Mi-24 gunships were heading to Somalia to help African Union forces fight al-Qaida-linked militants. A fourth helicopter in the group did not crash.

Christopher Stewart, a helicopter pilot with Tropic Air who is helping in the rescue operation, said the crashed helicopter where the bodies were found is 75 percent destroyed. He said it was unlikely there were any survivors from that crash.