One dead, six missing after French military helicopter crash
At least one person is dead and six are still missing after a military helicopter with 10 French soldiers on board crashed into the sea off the African state of Gabon.
The helicopter came down shortly after take-off near the coastal city of Port Gentil during a joint exercise with Gabonese troops.
The French President Nicolas Sarkozy has ordered defence minister to fly to Gabon to oversee the rescue operation.
The cause of the crash is unknown.