Military helicopter carrying nine crashes in Nicaragua lake

MANAGUA Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:02pm EDT

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MANAGUA (Reuters) - A Nicaraguan military helicopter with nine soldiers aboard crashed into a lake northwest of the capital Managua on Thursday, the Army said, adding it had recovered one body.

The Russian-made MI-17 helicopter crashed while returning from a mission in the northwest of the country, but the cause was not immediately clear, Army spokesman Orlando Palacios said. Soldiers were searching the area.

(Reporting by Ivan Castro; Editing by Simon Gardner and Mohammad Zargham)

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