ROME: Rescuers discovered the corpses of seven individuals killed in an Italian helicopter accident on Saturday, two days after the aircraft vanished from radar screens. The helicopter took off from Lucca in Tuscany on Thursday and was en route to the northern city of Treviso when it became lost in terrible weather over a remote area.
“The seven passengers from the helicopter, four of Turkish and two of Lebanese nationality, who were on a business trip to Italy, were discovered dead by rescuers. In addition to the Italian pilot, “In a statement, the prefect’s office in Modena said.
According to the statement, the helicopter was discovered in a hilly location along the boundary between Tuscany and the Emilia Romagna province.
As part of the inquiry into the event, prosecutors have sealed off the area. “We acquired the directions, travelled to the location, and saw that everything had been burned. The helicopter is essentially within a valley, next to a stream “According to a rescuer in a video uploaded on the Italian Air Force Twitter account. According to the statement, the helicopter was discovered in a hilly location along the boundary between Tuscany and the Emilia Romagna province.
According to Reuters, the helicopter was an AW119 Koala made by military contractor Leonardo (LDOF.MI).
According to the ANSA news agency, it is owned by Avio Helicopters, a transport and aeronautic maintenance firm located in Thiene, northern Italy. Avio Helicopters did not immediately respond to a request for comment.