Search in Italy for missing helicopter carrying seven people

Passengers included two Turkish, four Lebanese nationals



By AFP

Published: Fri 10 Jun 2022, 4:58 PM

Last updated: Fri 10 Jun 2022, 5:08 PM

The search for a helicopter which disappeared in Italy with seven people on board intensified Friday after the weather improved, a spokesman for the Alpine rescue service told AFP.

The helicopter was carrying a pilot and six passengers — four Lebanese nationals and two Turks, according to Italian media reports.

It went missing in a sparsely populated mountainous area in northern Italy Thursday, but bad weather hampered the first attempts to find it.

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Seven helicopters from the air force, police and medical rescue services were combing the area Friday.

“It is not easy, if a helicopter falls amongst trees, in this season the branches close over it and it is complicated to see it from the sky,” the spokesman said.


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