Article published on the 2009-01-19 Latest update 2009-01-19 09:48 TU
Defence Minister Hervé Morin said his ministry was going to do, “everything we can to find the last person.”
The Cougar helicopter crashed
Two survivors from the crash were recovered; however, another soldier died in hospital in the Gabonese capital
There is no information on the cause of the crash, but French President Nicolas Sarkozy has ordered an inquiry.
“This type of helicopter does not have a black box,” said General Claude Reglat, commander of the French forces in the country. “So the flight was not recorded, nor were the voices in the cockpit. So some elements will remain unknown.”
“We have expressed our compassion and solidarity to the families,” said Reglat.
Defence Minister Morin was dispatched immediately and met family members and colleagues of the soldiers at
Using sonar and underwater robots, divers located the wreckage, which lies
About 1,000 French troops are currently in