Body of 3rd Hungarian helicopter crew member found in wreckage in Croatia

An ambulance and fire trucks near the crash site. (MTI)
By Dénes Albert
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The body of the third and final crew member of a Hungarian Armed Forces H145M light utility helicopter was found on Thursday afternoon at the Croatian crash site, the Hungarian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

As Remix News recently reported, the Airbus H145M crashed on Wednesday in Croatia during a training exercise. Authorities say that a zipline put up by extreme athletes between two canyon walls may have caused the disaster.

While the chief of staff of the Hungarian Armed Forces, Lt. Gen. Gábor Böröndi, was briefed on the process and the circumstances of the search, he said that the main purpose of his visit was to meet the personnel on the ground in Croatia. He added that all the personnel who have participated in the training will be returning home by land in the next few days.

Lt. Gen. Böröndi added that the site of the accident was in extremely difficult terrain, which made both the search and rescue and the investigation process very difficult. A full investigation is therefore expected to take longer, he said.

The chief of staff stressed that for this reason, it was not possible to confirm the speculations in the press at this stage and that the Croatian-Hungarian expert committee working on-site would establish the circumstances of the incident.

The crashed helicopter was one of three Hungarian helicopters taking part in a mountain flight exercise in Croatia.

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