Updated: 10-Dec-2006 Press Release

Repatriation Ceremony held for crew of MI-26 helicopter crash

Release # 2006-349 10 December 2006

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (10 December) – On Friday an official repatriation ceremony was held at Kandahar Airfield for the civilian crew of the MI-26 helicopter, which crashed in northern Kandahar province on Sunday 3 December. Regional Command-South (RC-S) Political Advisor, Ambassador Gajus Scheltema and the Deputy Commander of RC-S, Colonel Tim Bevis were in attendance.

A ceremony was also held at Kabul Airfield for personnel wishing to pay their respects. Representatives from the contract company, Dyncorps, attend the ceremony along with Brigadier Scheffer, the Dutch Contingency Commander and Yvonne Van Stassen, the deputy Dutch ambassador.

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