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German Army Tiger helicopter crashes in Mali

2nd August 2017 - 15:59 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Paris

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An Airbus Helicopters Tiger attack helicopter belonging to the German Helicopter Detachment (HELIDET) based in Gao, Mali, crashed South of Tabankort on 26 July according to the Bundeswehr and the UN. Two crew members were killed in the crash.  

The reasons behind the crash still remain unknown, although as the Bundeswehr disclosed, an investigation team deployed to Mali the following day recovered one of the Tiger’s flight recorders at the crash site.

However, the device is damaged, so it remains unclear whether it can be exploited to determine the cause of the accident. The second recorder is still being

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Erwan de Cherisey is a writer on international affairs and defence.

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