Tuesday, July 27, 2010

(NEWS) No Survivors Found In Wreckage Of IAF Chopper In Romania

"Romanian mountain rescue official says chopper had burst into flames after hitting mountain; team of IAF pilots, servicemen secures crash site; 6 Israelis, 1 Romanian feared dead.

The wreckage of an IAF helicopter that crashed into a mountain in central Romania has been found, and none of the seven soldiers aboard — one Romanian and six Israeli — appear to have survived the crash, Romanian officials said Tuesday.

Mircea Opris, Romania's chief mountain rescue official, said the remains of the helicopter, a Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion, were found after it crashed Monday. He said that the chopper had burst into flames after it hit a mountain wall in a remote area of central Romania."

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