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Helicopter Crashes With Ex-Albanian Deputy Premier Aboard

(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.


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