Russian pilot missing in Sudan's Darfur found: UN

29th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

The Russian helicopter pilot who went missing while on a mission in Sudan's Darfur region was found and returned to his peacekeepers' base on Thursday, a UN official said.

Sudanese authorities "asked us to send a helicopter from Nyala to a place east of Kass to recover the Russian pilot" missing since Monday, Kemal Saiki, spokesman for the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur, told AFP.

"At about 20:15 (1715 GMT), the helicopter returned to our base in Nyala with the pilot. He is under medical observation. We will have further details on the circumstances after a debriefing tomorrow," he said.

"We have no details on the circumstances of his disappearance for the time being."

© 2010 AFP

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