Tags: EU | Moldova | Helicopter Crash

4 Dead in Moldova after Romanian Medical Helicopter Crashes

Thursday, 02 June 2016 01:18 PM

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Romanian medical helicopter crashed in southern Moldova on Thursday, killing all four people on board, authorities said.

The helicopter crashed in foggy, rainy weather on the edge of the village of Haragas, said Iurie Balanuta, mayor of the Moldovan village.

A spokesman for Romania's SMURD emergency service, Gheorghe Hanganu, said the helicopter had transported an elderly woman from the area to a hospital in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau and was flying back to pick up another patient.

Moldovan Deputy Health Minister Oleg Craciun identified the dead as the pilot, co-pilot, a doctor and a medical assistant, all from Romania. Their names have not been released pending notification of their families.

The Interior Ministry said the helicopter, which Romania bought in 2014, had flown 20 medical missions in Moldova. An investigation is underway into the crash.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Europe
A Romanian medical helicopter crashed in southern Moldova on Thursday, killing all four people on board, authorities said.The helicopter crashed in foggy, rainy weather on the edge of the village of Haragas, said Iurie Balanuta, mayor of the Moldovan village.A spokesman for...
EU,Moldova,Helicopter Crash
140
2016-18-02
Thursday, 02 June 2016 01:18 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved