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Another military helicopter drops, kills three

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An Air Force fighter helicopter that was deployed for military action against the Boko Haram crashed in Adamawa State, killing three on board.

The Defence Headquarters confirmed the death of three crew members in the military helicopter which crashed on Thursday night.

The Defence authorities said in a statement posted on its official blog, http://defenceinfo.mil.ng/, that the crash occurred by 10pm on Thursday around the Federal University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State.

It was stated that rescue workers worked throughout the night to preserve the wreckage of the aircraft and the crash scene.

The statement read, 'At about 2200 hours yesterday 13 November 2014, a ground attack helicopter on an armed patrol crashed around the Federal University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State.

'The crew of three was lost in the ill-fated accident.

'Rescue party worked throughout the night to preserve the wreckage of the aircraft and scene of the accident for proper investigation to be carried out. Further details would be made known later.'