Soldiers die in helicopter crash

TWO British soldiers were killed yesterday when their Lynx helicopter crashed during an exercise near the Moselle river between Mayen and Polch in Germany. The names of the soldiers, from 1 Regiment Army Air Corps based at Gutersloh, were being withheld until relatives were informed.

'We are not aware of the cause of the crash,' a Ministry of Defence spokesman said. 'However, the Lynx has an excellent safety record.' An Army board of inquiry was set up.