Departing from Capannori Tassignano Airport in Lucca, Italy, at 10:00 local time the day before, there was an Italian pilot, senior staff of Eczacıbaşı Holding Arif Cez, İlker Uçar, Serhat Edge and Altuğ Erbil, and 6 passengers, 2 of whom were Lebanese. It was reported that the Agusta Koala AW119 type helicopter disappeared from the radar about half an hour later.
The sad news about the helicopter, where search and rescue efforts continue, has just come. The Italian Ansa news agency announced that the dead bodies of all 7 people in the helicopter were found.
It was determined that the helicopter crashed near Mount Cusna.
EXPLANATION FROM ECZACIBAŞI HOLDING
Eczacibasi Holding “The information that dead bodies were found in the helicopter crash was not officially communicated to us” made a statement.
ÇAVUŞOĞLU: THE REGION WAS DETERMINED
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu also announced that the place where the helicopter that disappeared in Italy fell has been determined. “Unfortunately, a helicopter accident has occurred in Italy. We have just received news. Our Ambassador and Consul General are in the region. Modena Governor’s Office made a statement. The area where the helicopter crashed has been found, but there is no information about its contents yet. We will share it with you as information becomes available.” had used the expressions
Turks in helicopter… Left to right; Consumer Products Planning Director Altuğ Erbil, İpek Paper Factory Manager Arif Cez, İlker Uçar, Consumer Products Production Manager Serhat Edge.class=”medianet-inline-adv”>
SEARCH AND RESCUE STUDIES
The search operations started the previous day for the Agusta Koala ‘AW119’ type helicopter that disappeared from the radar, and continued throughout the day yesterday. The Italian National Fire Service and the National Alpine Rescue Teams, as well as the Italian Air Force, participated in the search and rescue efforts of the helicopter with 7 people.
UNLOCKED AND RUGGED
Officials stated that the helicopter, which took off from Capannori Lucca Tassignano Airport at around 10:00 local time, was last found in Modena, near the city of Pievepelago. The search was therefore said to be focused on the Apennine ridge between the small town of San Pellegrino in the region and Piandelagotti. Because the area is relatively uninhabited and rugged, the team of 24 volunteers from the National Alpine Rescue conducted the research from the ground up.
PILOT’S MOBILE SIGNAL RECEIVED
The Italian press wrote that the search for the helicopter resumed early yesterday morning in the border area of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna regions in the north of the country. However, it was pointed out that this region is mountainous, forested, difficult to reach and even ‘inaccessible’. Experts stated that getting lost in this region is ‘just like getting lost in the desert’. The area was detected by the last cell phone signals of pilot Corrado Levorin. Hundreds of firefighters, soldiers and rescue teams took part in the search and rescue efforts.
Pievepelago, the mountainous city of Modena, was designated as the center of the land search. Mountain rescue teams, using trained dogs, made investigations in forested and mountainous areas from here. Military helicopters of the Italian Air Force also provided support to the ground crews from the air.
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According to the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Serra, there was a storm in the Apennine Mountains region when the helicopter disappeared from the radar. Meanwhile, no distress signal was sent from the helicopter to the center. The helicopter was taking its passengers to the new facility of the Emilian company.
Since the vehicle, which can carry a maximum of 8 people, has a single engine, it has lower operating costs but is considered safer.
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