8 August 2014 - The United Nations was treating the recent helicopter crash near the Unity State capital Bentiu, which left three Russian crew members dead, as the result of a hostile attack, the acting UNMISS Chief said in Juba today.
“Helicopters fly. They don’t fall out of the sky,” said Toby Lanzer at a media briefing. “For investigative purposes, we are treating this as a hostile act against the United Nations.”
The sole survivor from the crash and the remains of the three crew members had arrived in Juba and a memorial service would be held soon, he said.