Pubdate:  18  Sep 1997
Source: Reuter

SITTARD, Netherlands, Sept 18 (Reuter)  One person died and another was
injured on Thursday when a helicopter crashed during a failed breakout
attempt from De Geerhorst jail in the southern Netherlands, local media

A Ministry of Justice spokesman confirmed a helicopter had come down and
burned out on open land in the prison grounds. He declined to give more
details ahead of a news conference scheduled for 1200 GMT. 

The Dutch news agency ANP said the pilot died when his helicopter crashed
on landing at around 0800 GMT. He was trying to free a Colombian prisoner
serving time for drug trafficking. The prisoner reportedly suffered slight