Ivory Coast's Defense Ministry on Friday said that a military helicopter with five people on board on a reconnaissance mission has gone missing.
A brief statement said the ministry has launched a search for the helicopter which is suspected to have crashed.
“A helicopter of the Ivorian army, on a reconnaissance mission on the northern border line, lost all contact with the control station, around 2 a.m., in the vicinity of Ferkessedougou,” the statement said.
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