Israeli team secures helicopter crash site in Romania

By YAAKOV KATZ JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
July 27, 2010 09:04

ROMANIA - An Israeli team of pilots and IAF servicemen has succeeded in reaching the crash site Tuesday of the Yasouf helicopter that went down during a training exercise in Romania on Monday.

The IAF team descended from a helicopter near the remote crash site and then trekked the rest of the way on foot. They have secured the area until the search-and-rescue team en route from the Tel-Nof air force base arrives later on Tuesday.

Access to the crash site has been seriously limited by the rugged terrain, which has prevented vehicles from reaching the site and impeded Romanian and Israeli search efforts.


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