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Police helicopter destroyed in airbase hangar fire

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A fire erupted at an aircraft hangar of the Kuwaiti air police department at the Abdullah Al Mubarak Airbase in Kuwait International Airport, the Ministry of Interior announced.

The blaze totally destroyed an AS356-(MOI) 03 Dolphin helicopter, the ministry stated in a statement. It said that the cause of the blaze was a short circuit at the hangar's airconditioning unit.

The massive fire damaged the hanger almost completely and extended to another one, the statement noted, adding that a helicopter from the same model was salvaged from the fire.

It pointed out that the ministry had reported the incident to the criminal investigations authorities and the investigations department of the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate and a case was registered.