nbcnews.com reports: Three people were killed and four others were injured after a helicopter carrying seven crashed in the Grand Canyon Saturday, authorities said.
Hualapai Nation Police Chief Francis E. Bradley Sr. said a helicopter believed to be out of Las Vegas crashed in Grand Canyon West, and the investigation is ongoing.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said that a Eurocopter EC130 crashed under unknown circumstances.
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The news comes just a day after the current President pledged a free and fair election.
Theguardian.com reported: Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that elections will be held within “four to five months”, the first since the end of Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule last year.
Mnangagwa, who was sworn in after Mugabe was forced to resign following a military takeover in November, also reaffirmed a pledge that the elections would be “free, credible, fair and indisputable”.
“Zimbabwe is going for elections in four to five months’ time and we have to preach peace, peace and peace,” the new president, who served as Mugabe’s right hand man for decades before taking power, said during a visit to neighbouring Mozambique.
Successive polls have been marred by violence and intimidation, leading to sanctions and the diplomatic isolation of the former British colony.
The vote is being seen as a key test of Mnangagwa’s democratic credentials and it is crucial to unlocking badly needed financial assistance from international financial institutions as well as repairing relations with western powers.
“We will ensure that Zimbabwe delivers free, credible, fair and indisputable elections to ensure Zimbabwe engages the world as a qualified democratic state,” Mnangagwa was quoted as saying by the Herald, a government-run newspaper.
Under the constitution, Zimbabwe should hold elections between 22 July and 22 August, but parliament can elect to dissolve itself, triggering an early vote. The ruling Zanu-PF party holds a two-thirds majority in parliament.
The British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has said the UK could take steps to stabilise Zimbabwe’s currency system and extend a loan to help it clear World Bank and African Development Bank debts, but such support depended on “democratic progress”.
In an interview with the Financial Times, Mnangagwa said he was keen for Zimbabwe to rejoin the Commonwealth, 16 years after its suspension from the association of former British colonies over human rights abuses, and that Brexit would help relations with the UK.
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BREAKING: Plane And Helicopter Involved In Mid-Air Crash - Multiple People Feared Dead!
A helicopter and plane have been involved in a mid-air crash in England, over the Waddesdon Estate, which is managed by the Rothschild Foundation.
From The Guardian:
A helicopter and another aircraft have been involved in a mid-air collision in Buckinghamshire.
Emergency services were called to the scene close to the village of Waddesdon at 12.06pm, Thames Valley police said.
Officials confirmed there had been casualties, but were unable to give any further details.
A spokesman for the nearby Wycombe Air Park confirmed both aircraft had come from there. A representative of Waddesdon Manor, a large estate near Aylesbury, said the crash happened near the village of Upper Winchendon, a little beyond the manor’s grounds.
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She said the manor’s staff were quickly on the scene in the aftermath of the crash to direct traffic and help emergency vehicles access the site more quickly.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said the collision was between a helicopter and an aircraft.
Air crash investigators are being sent to the scene, but priority was being placed on saving lives, police said.
South Central Ambulance Service said the incident had caused “a number of casualties”. A spokeswoman said: “We received the call at 12.09pm, for a mid-air collision involving a helicopter and an aircraft in Upper Winchendon, near Aylesbury.
We sent a number of resources to the scene, including a Thames Valley air ambulance, two ambulance crews, two ambulance officers and a rapid response vehicle.
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