A UN-contracted cargo helicopter with a 4-member Russian crew crashed in poor weather in the east of the country on March 9, while performing a flight from Shabunda to Bukawa.
The Intergovernmental Aviation Committee has appointed an authorized representative and aides to participate in a commission investigating the Mi-8 helicopter crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The helicopter carrying four Russian crewmembers on board crashed near Bukawu, the administrative centre of the South Kivu province.
The UN military mission said all four Russians were killed.
The helicopter was flying from Shabunda to Bukawu in complicated weather conditions
The IAC confirmed that the crew was killed, and the helicopter was destroyed and partially burned.
Voice of Russia, RIA