Global News

Breaking news & current latest Canadian news headlines; national weather forecasts & predictions, local news videos, money and financial news; sports stats and scores.

https://globalnews.ca/

Seven killed in Italy helicopter crash

A photo of a helicopter
View image in full screen

Helicopter flies in the mountains at sunset in the dark. Night rescue operation in a remote location, the search for missing people. Beautiful mountain landscape.

rbkomar/ Getty Images

Rescuers have found the bodies of seven people killed in a helicopter crash in Italy, local authorities said on Saturday, two days after the aircraft disappeared from radar screens.

The helicopter had taken off on Thursday from Lucca in Tuscany and was heading towards the northern city of Treviso when it was lost in bad weather over a remote area.

“The rescuers have found dead the seven passengers from the helicopter, four of Turkish and two of Lebanese nationality, who were on a business trip to Italy. As well as the Italian pilot,” the prefect’s office in the city of Modena said in a statement.

The helicopter was found in a mountainous area on the border between Tuscany and the Emilia Romagna region, the statement said.

Prosecutors have cordoned off the area as part of the investigation into the incident.

“We got the coordinates, we went to the site and found everything burnt. The helicopter is basically inside a valley, near a stream,” a rescuer said in a video posted on the Italian Air Force Twitter account.

The Turkish businessmen worked for Eczacibasi Consumer Products, a subsidiary of major Turkish industrial group Eczacibasi. They had been attending a paper technologies fair in Italy, the company said in a statement.

The helicopter was an AW119 Koala manufactured by defense group Leonardo, a person close to the matter told Reuters.

The ANSA news agency reported it was owned by transport and aeronautic maintenance company Avio Helicopters, based in Thiene, in northern Italy.

Avio Helicopters was not immediately available for comment.

Additional reporting by Federico Maccioni; Editing by David Clarke, Clelia Oziel and Mike Harrison

© 2022 Reuters

Останні новини
One hurt after pickup truck drives through abortion-rights protesters in Cedar Rapids.

One hurt after pickup truck drives through abortion-rights protesters in Cedar Rapids.

A pickup truck drove through a group of abortion-rights protesters and injured one person in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Friday, hours after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. No charges were immediately filed against the driver. CBS News Stream...

Many Dead After Russian Missile Strike on Shopping Mall in Ukraine.

Many Dead After Russian Missile Strike on Shopping Mall in Ukraine.

A Russian missile strike that hit a crowded shopping mall in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk has killed at least 10 people and injured at least 40 others, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported, Monday, June 27. Ukrainian President Volo...

1 18

Brittney Griner appears in court, gets detention in Russia extended for six more months.

Brittney Griner appears in court, gets detention in Russia extended for six more months.

WNBA star Brittney Griner appeared in court for a preliminary hearing ahead of her July 1 trial more than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport on cannabis possession charges. On Monday, her detention was extended for another six ...

Can Ukrainian students in Germany cope under all the pressure? - DW News.

Can Ukrainian students in Germany cope under all the pressure? - DW News.

In the run up to the school summer holidays many Ukrainian students in Germany are feeling the pinch. They're currently attending special classes to help them acclimatize to life in Germany, but many want to start back at school after the holidays...

Anger after Sir John Major says infected blood victims had 'incredibly bad luck'.

Anger after Sir John Major says infected blood victims had 'incredibly bad luck'.

Campaigners have expressed their anger after Sir John Major said victims of the infected blood scandal had had "incredibly bad luck." Sir John Major is the most senior politician to give evidence at the ongoing Infected Blood Inquiry. Around three...

VP Kamala Harris sits down with CNN for her first interview after Roe overturn.

VP Kamala Harris sits down with CNN for her first interview after Roe overturn.

CNN’s Dana Bash sits down with Vice President Kamala Harris about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. #CNN #News

1 28