Military copter on rescue mission crashes; 7 die
A Serbian military helicopter crashed near Belgrade in foggy weather while evacuating a sick baby from the south of the country, killing all seven people on board, officials said Saturday.
The crash was late Friday near Belgrade's international airport, 18 miles west of the capital.
The government said the Russian-made MI-17 transport helicopter had four crew members, two medical workers, and the 5-day-old baby with life-threatening respiratory problems.
The crash in limited visibility caused several commercial flights to be rerouted to other airports.
TV footage showed the bulk of the fuselage plunged into a muddy field, with debris spread around. The military sealed off the area for an investigation.
The helicopter was dispatched to the southern region of Raska after an ambulance transporting the baby to an emergency hospital in Belgrade got stuck by a landslide blocking the road. - AP
Suspect detained again
A defense lawyer says Pakistan has again detained the main suspect in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks for one month after a court ordered his release. Lawyer Rizwan Abbasi says the detention order for Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi was issued Saturday. The development came a day after a court canceled an earlier order under which Lakhvi was detained for three months in December, drawing criticism from neighboring India. - AP
Hiding and defiant