Military helicopter crash in Cambodia

Associated Press
Soldiers use a crane to lift aft section of a helicopter retrieved from a pond following its crash in Prey Sar village at the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, July 14, 2014. The chopper went down about 10 kilometers (6 miles) south of Phnom Penh on Monday, sinking in a muddy pond surrounded by rural land and rice fields. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

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Two generals who led the helicopter unit of Cambodia's air force were killed in a crash Monday, along with two pilots, police said. Defense Minister Tea Banh, who rushed to the crash site in a muddy pond south of the capital, said a fifth person on the chopper was seriously injured.

Gen. Um Phy, deputy chief of staff of Cambodia's air force, confirmed the casualty count and said the aircraft was a Chinese-made Z-9 helicopter. Authorities had previously said five people were killed. (AP)

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