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Helicopter Crashes With Ex-Albanian Deputy Premier Aboard


http://gdb.rferl.org/cfeefa0b-133e-4f85-a16a-000c46476573_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/cfeefa0b-133e-4f85-a16a-000c46476573_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) July 17, 2006 -- A former Albanian deputy prime minister is among six people missing after a military helicopter crashed into the Adriatic Sea late on July 16.


Albanian Army officials say former Deputy Prime Minister Gramoz Pashko was being airlifted from Tirana to a hospital in Italy for treatment for serious injuries he received in a swimming accident when the accident occurred.


Albanian and Italian authorities are searching the coastal waters near Bari.


(AFP, AP)

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