Russian pilot missing in Sudan`s Darfur found: UN

The Russian helicopter pilot had gone missing while on a mission in Darfur.

Khartoum: The Russian helicopter pilot who went missing while on a mission in Sudan`s Darfur region was found and returned to his peacekeepers` base on Thursday, a UN official said.

Sudanese authorities "asked us to send a helicopter from Nyala to a place east of Kass to recover the Russian pilot" missing since Monday, Kemal Saiki, spokesman for the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur, said.

"At about 20:15 (1715 GMT), the helicopter returned to our base in Nyala with the pilot. He is under medical observation. We will have further details on the circumstances after a debriefing tomorrow," he said.
"We have no details on the circumstances of his disappearance for the time being."