Another Ivorian Mi-24 crashes

23/03/2020 – An Mi-24 attack helicopter from the Ivory Coast’s Air Force has crashed – the second in four months.

The Mi-24D came down on 18 March at Felix Houphouet Boigny airport in Abidjan. It is not clear what caused the crash, but the aircraft sustained moderate damage, coming to rest on its side. Both pilots received minor injuries and could escape the helicopter by themselves. Continuer à lire … « Another Ivorian Mi-24 crashes »

Canada/Mali : Commons committee hears UN appeal to extend Mali mission

2019/20/02 – Canada is facing renewed pressure to keep its military helicopters in Mali until a relief force of Romanian aircraft arrives in October.

Last week, members of the all-party House of Commons defence committee heard the appeals directly from a senior United Nations representative and government officials in the troubled west African country. Continuer à lire … « Canada/Mali : Commons committee hears UN appeal to extend Mali mission »

Mali – Canadian peacekeepers in Mali concerned by reported delays in medical evacuations

2018/08/23 – Concerns about potential delays in the approval of life-saving medical evacuations are circling around Canada’s United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, which in recent days conducted its first two operations in the war-torn West African nation. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canadian peacekeepers in Mali concerned by reported delays in medical evacuations »

Mali – Canadian peacekeepers arriving in Mali warned of isolation, weather, and UN red tape

2018/06/26 – Many of the Germans here previously served in Afghanistan, and say there are key differences, starting with the fact they have not fired a single shot or taken any fire GAO, Mali — The German helicopter crews being relieved by Canada’s peacekeeping mission in Mali say they have struggled with delays in getting approval for life-saving medical evacuations as pennywise UN officials wrangle over cost. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canadian peacekeepers arriving in Mali warned of isolation, weather, and UN red tape »