September 18, 1997 |
A United Nations helicopter plowed into a forested mountainside in central Bosnia on Wednesday, killing 12 officials involved in building peace in this country. The dead included one of the top international mediators in the Balkan nation and five Americans, diplomats said. The four-member crew, all Ukrainians, survived the fiery crash in rugged, mountainous terrain about 30 miles northwest of Sarajevo, the capital. An investigation was launched into the cause of the crash.