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G/V helicopter wreckage
C/U white cross on piece of wreckage
Pan to piece of tail
L/V soldiers walking down road, wreckage strewn around
G/V soldiers walking
C/U wrecked helicopter, pull out to still smouldering parts
Helicopter taking off and flying away, circling overhead
L/V people on road below
C/U broken pylons, tilt down to road with military vehicle and solider
S/V BBC reporter John Humphries
L/V three flags between trees Pull in to Union Jack and another.
Entrance to camp G/V sign and soldiers at gate. Headquarters Ceasefire Monitoring Group
G/V jeeps coming down track with army personnel and equipment
Different shot of above.
C/U pile of soil
Pan up to reporter (not Humphries)
Pan to road behind him
G/V wreckage of truck
G/V camp with people and bus
G/V people standing around - boy on bicycle with vending box in front
G/V people getting off bus
HUMPHRIES: Its not unusual for military aircraft to fly a tree top level when they're crossing country heavily infested with guerrillas because any would-be attackers on the ground then have less chance to sight their weapons on the target .....As for the effect on the ceasefire mission, the loss of this one helicopter w cause a few problem, because there are only six of them in the country. But as one official said, you can replace equipment and aircraft, you cannot replace human life.
REPORTER: It looks like just another pothole, but in fact its where a mine was laid then later defused by the Rhodesian army. The point is that Mr Robert Mugabe's guerrillas are still planting mines, Only this morning five were laid on these dirt roads in the Vendura region north-east of Salisbury. In a few hours time those British troops are due to be driving down these dirt roads for a rendezvous in a tribal trustland that has been controlled by the guerillas for over a year.
The big helicopter came down just a few yards from the main road from Salisbury to the Mozambique border. It burst in to flames and apparently the three men aboard died immediately ...
....It seemed their rota stuck a pole carrying telegraph wires across the road. The question is what caused that to happen? Its thought unlikely that the aircraft was fired at from the ground but a British spokesman would not completely rule out the possibility that the helicopter was taking evasive action.
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