Helicopter pilot killed on Tanzania anti-poaching mission

January 31, 2016 3:25 AM

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Helicopter pilot killed on Tanzania anti-poaching mission

(CNN)A British helicopter pilot was fatally shot by elephant poachers while flying an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania, a member of Parliament and a conservation fund said Saturday.

Roger Gower was working with Tanzanian wildlife authorities when the poachers fired on his helicopter and fatally wounded him Friday, said Dan Friedkin, chairman of the Texas-based non-profit Friedkin Conservation Fund.

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