(For Immediate release)
ATMIS statement on helicopter crash
Mogadishu, 26th February 2023 – An ATMIS Helicopter on a joint familiarisation training mission for Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) drills, with officers from the Somali National Army, yesterday crushed in Baledogle, Lower Shabelle region of Somalia.
Regrettably, three of the eleven passengers on board lost their lives. Eight injured officers have been evacuated to Mogadishu for urgent medical attention.
The SRCC and Head of ATMIS, Ambassador Mohamed El-Amine Souef, commiserates with the families of the deceased and wishes the injured officers quick recovery.
Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the crash.
For more information contact
Snr. Communications Officer Ms. Gifty Bingley
or Force Spokesperson Lt. Col. A. Ganale
Cell phone: (Somalia) +252 617 682 175/+252 613 665 356; (Nairobi) +254 722 586005