YAOUNDE, CAMEROON AFRICA. NOVEMBER 2010 (news.cameroon-today.com) – The Cameroonian Minister for Communication, Mr. Issa Tchiroma Bakary, gave the official version of the Cameroonian government report into the helicopter aircraft crash that killed ex-IDF Colonel Abraham Avi Sivan, an Israeli retired colonel.
The Minister of Communications of Cameroon, Africa, gave the official version from the government of Cameroon into the Cameroon military helicopter aircraft crash that killed four persons including Abraham Avir Silvan on Monday 22nd November 2010.
Abraham Avi Sivan was the Commander of the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) of Cameroon and President Paul Biya’s top security advisor and in charge of Cameroon’s elite presidential guard brigade unit.
Before taking charge of the Cameroon Africa, Colonel (ret.) Avi Sivan was founder of the Duvdevan elite unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
The Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary mounted the gave a press briefing this Tuesday 23rd November 2010. Mr. Issa Tchiroma Bakary stated at the press briefing in Yaounde:
“The Government of the Republic informs the national and international public opinion that on the morning of Monday, November 22, 2010, an aircraft belonging to the Defence Forces in Cameroon crashed.
The aircraft, a Bell 412 type helicopter, took off from Douala at 7:45am, local time, en rout to Yaounde, where the landing was scheduled for 8:50am at the air base 101.
According to aviation authorities, the alert was given fifteen minutes after the originally scheduled landing time.
The aircraft was carrying five passengers, three crew members and two passengers.
Four of the occupants were killed in the accident.
One of them survived. He was admitted in hospital.
An investigation has been opened to elucidate the circumstances of the accident.
Following this tragedy, the government extends its heartfelt condolences to the families of fallen soldiers, and wishes a speedy recovery to the wounded soldier”.