Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
An Ethiopian Air Force helicopter is reportedly crashed today Eastern Shoa Zone, Lome District, in close proximity to the town of Mojo in central Ethiopia. It happened around 10:30 a.m local time.
Eighteen people on board of the helicopter are confirmed dead. Fifteen of them are members of the defense force and the rest are civilian officials, according to a report by Fana Broadcasting Corporate. Children and women are among the victims.
The Helicopter was flying from Dire Dawa in South East Ethiopia to Debrezeit (Bishoftu) where the base of Ethiopian Air Force in located.
It is unclear if there is a foul play in the tragic accident and Ethiopian government says that it is investigating the causes.