Helicopter wreckage and body of second pilot found

Helicopter wreckage and body of second pilot found

Helicopter wreckage and body of second pilot found Izvor: Hrvoje Jelavic/PIXSELL

The body of a second pilot of the Croatian Air Force helicopter that crashed into the sea off the Adriatic city of Sibenik on Monday morning was found on Tuesday, the Defence Ministry reported.

The wreckage of the Kiowa OH-58 D helicopter and the body of the pilot Tomislav Baturina were discovered at 8.10 am on Tuesday by Croatian Navy divers using a Remus underwater vehicle.

The helicopter with two pilots on board crashed during a training flight in the channel between the island of Zlarin and the mainland town of Zablace around 11 am on Monday. The body of one of the pilots, Major Marin Klarin, was retrieved shortly after the accident and a search was launched for the second pilot, First Lieutenant Tomislav Baturina.

An investigation into the circumstances of the accident is under way.

POVEZANE VIJESTI

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