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Rescuers find one Ugandan copter gunship at crash site in Mount Kenya

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The injured captain of a Somalia-bound Ugandan attack helicopter lies next to the crash site at Mount Kenya, on Aug. 13. Uganda said on Monday the pilot and four crew of the helicopter that made an emergency landing in Kenya had been rescued but two other gunships and ten crew members were still missing in the same area.

Reuters -- Uganda said on Monday the pilot and four crew of a Somalia-bound Ugandan attack helicopter that made an emergency landing in Kenya had been rescued but two other gunships and ten crew members were still missing in the same area.

Poor weather early on Monday hampered a search and rescue operation for the three Russian-built Mi-24 helicopter gunships that went down in the Mount Kenya region on Sunday while en route to reinforcing AU forces in Somalia.

Felix Kulayigye, a spokesman for the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF), said one pilot managed to send out a distress signal after making an emergency landing.

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A Somalia-bound Ugandan attack helicopter is pictured at Mount Kenya, on Aug. 13.

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The injured captain of a Somalia-bound Ugandan attack helicopter is strapped on a stretcher at the crash site on Mount Kenya, August 13, 2012.

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