An Augusta A129 "Mangusta" (Mongoose) attack helicopter simulates a crew rescue from a twin aircraft following an engine failure, during an exercise at Monte Romano firing range, 80 km (50 miles) north of Rome. Italy is hosting a multinational helicopter exercise from May 23 to June 2011 as part of the European Defence Agency's helicopter training programme. A total of 30 helicopters including ones from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and Slovenia will be involved. Lithuania and Greece will be sending observers to the event.
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