Vehicle Accident – Europe – Romania

EDIS Number: VI-20100726-27145-ROU
Date / time: 26/07/2010 16:48:02 [UTC]
Event: Vehicle Accident
Area: Europe
Country: Romania
State/County: Brasov County
City: Unknow
Number of Deads: 7 persons
Number of Injured: None or unknow
Damage level: Minor


The Romanian defense ministry says a helicopter carrying one Romanian and six Israeli soldiers has crashed in the mountainous terrain of central Romania. Defense ministry spokesman Constantin Spanu says there is no information on whether there are survivors. He says officials are scrambling to reach the accident site near the town of Zarnesti, some 120 kilometers (75 miles) northwest of Bucharest. Spanu said the Israeli transport helicopter CH-53 was flying at low altitude and lost radio contact mid-afternoon Monday. Romanian and Israeli troops are taking part in Blue Sky 2010, 11-day joint aviation exercises where troops are trained to fly at low altitude in search, rescue and medical evacuation exercises.

Event updates:
Situation Update No. 2 on 2010-07-27 at 17:02:08.
Situation Update No. 1 on 2010-07-27 at 03:13:35.

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