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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 06-07-05

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] NATIONAL GUARD - HELICOPTER CRASH
  • [02] CYPRIOT PRESIDENT - HELICOPTER CRASH
  • [03] GAMBARI - VISIT TO CYPRUS - PROGRAMME

  • [01] NATIONAL GUARD - HELICOPTER CRASH

    A military helicopter of the Cyprus National Guard crashed during a training exercise, west of the island.

    The two members of the crew, one Russian and one Cypriot, are dead.

    The Russian-designed Mi-35 helicopter was one of two that took off from the ``Andreas Papandreou`` Air Base for the exercise.

    The aircraft came down near the main motorway Paphos - Limassol and flames could be seen rising from the scene of the crash.

    Defence Minister Fivos Klokkaris and the Commander of the National Guard Constantinos Bisbikas went at the scene of the crash.

    This is the third accident involving a National Guard aircraft.

    On July 10 2002 the Commander of the National Guard, Lieutenant General Evangelos Florakis, and four other army officers were killed when their helicopter crashed near the southwestern town of Paphos.

    In another incident, two airmen were killed on 10 September 2005 when their PC-9 crashed in Kolossi village, west of the southern coastal town of Limassol.

    [02] CYPRIOT PRESIDENT - HELICOPTER CRASH

    Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos confirmed that two persons were killed in the crash of a National Guard helicopter, in the Paphos district, on the west.

    Speaking after a briefing at the National Guard headquarters, President Papadopoulos expressed deep regret over the crash. He said one of the victims has been identified and the other person was still missing and was possibly at the scene of the crash.

    The dead person is a Russian instructor, the President said.

    He said it is too early to make assumptions on the cause of the crash and added that an officer has been appointed to investigate the cause of the crash

    [03] GAMBARI - VISIT TO CYPRUS - PROGRAMME

    UN Under-Secretary-General for political affairs Imbrahim Gambari will have two separate meetings with each of the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus during his visit to the island from 6-9 July, the UN announced.

    According to the programme of his visit, released by the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP), Gambari arrives on Thursday morning at Larnaca Airport and at 12.00 he will meet President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos at the Presidential Palace.

    At 15.00 on the same day, he will meet Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat at Talat`s office in the Turkish occupied north of Cyprus.

    On 7 July at 08.30, Gambari will meet again President Papadopoulos and at 10.00 he will meet leader of the opposition Democratic Rally party Nicos Anastasiades, at the latters office in Nicosia.

    At 11.00 Gambari will meet Speaker of the House and AKEL General Secretary Demetris Christofias.

    On Saturday, 8 July at 12.15, Gambari will meet Huseyin Ozgurgun, President of the UBP, at Ozgurgun`s offices and at 13.00 he will hold his second meeting with Mehmet Ali Talat at Talat`s offices

    He departs from Cyprus on Sunday morning, from Larnaca Airport


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