Wreckage of Israeli military helicopter found

The wreckage of an Israeli military helicopter that crashed into a mountain in central Romania has been found, and none of the seven soldiers aboard – one Romanian and six Israeli – appear to have survived the crash.

Mircea Opris, Romania’s chief mountain rescue official, said the remains of the helicopter, a Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion, were found after it crashed yesterday.

An Israeli military official in Jerusalem also confirmed the wreckage had been located.

Brig Gen Relik Shafir, a reserve officer with the Israeli air force said the helicopter was spotted from above, and had broken into two parts.

He said there was no reason to believe any of the crew survived but as yet “no bodies have been recovered”.

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