A German military attack helicopter (Tiger) working with the UN mission in Mali (Minusma) crashed on Wednesday July 26, in Gao in the north of the country. With two German soldiers on board, according to security and UN sources. At the moment, no information is available on the causes of the accident.
However, UN sources said the aircraft had to fly over an area of fighting between the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) and the Platform, two signatory groups of the peace agreement.
In Mali, it is not the first time that a Minusma plane crashed in the north of the country. In March 2015, an Apache attack helicopter had to conduct an “emergency landing about 42 kilometers north of Gao (northern Mali) during an exercise”. And the two members of the crew, all Dutch, lost their lives.