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        12/8/2013, Tevet 5, 5774

      RAF Chopper was En Route between Amman and Cyprus

       A British military helicopter which made a forced landing north of Jericho on Sunday had been en route from Amman, Jordan, to Cyprus, according to Israeli military sources, cited by Agence France Presse"A helicopter of the British Royal Air Force made an emergency landing in the Jordan Valley due to a technical fault," a spokeswoman told AFP. The sources said Israeli military personnel helped the British crew carry out repairs.

      A statement from the Ministry of Defence in London called the landing "precautionary", adding that it was "in the course of a flight following a routine exercise."

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