French military helicopter crashed near Tarbes

French military helicopter crashed near Tarbes

A French military helicopter crashed on Wednesday 15 April near Tarbes, in southwestern France.

The accident caused the death of two people and the injury of five others.  

According to the French weekly magazine Le Point the helicopter was a Cougar of the fifth regiment of Pau’s combat division.  

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the accident.  

George Costa

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