Paris, December 8 According to French media reports, a helicopter crashed in Sava Province, southeast France, on the evening of the 8th, killing five people and injuring one.
According to the French information television BFMTV, the helicopter with six people on board was training at the time of the accident. The crash was in the Alps at an altitude of about 1,800 meters in Sava Province. The crashed helicopter belongs to a private French company that provides helicopter services.
In a press release, the Sava provincial government said that the helicopter pilot issued an alarm at about 7 p.m. that night and successfully ejected to escape, injuring his leg. Five other people on board were killed. The local emergency plan was launched, and three helicopters were put into rescue work. Due to heavy fog, rescue helicopters were temporarily unable to approach the scene of the incident.
French President Macron posted on social media that night that the accident killed five people, including two mountain rescue policemen and injured one other.
At present, the specific cause of the helicopter crash is not clear.
The private company owned by the crash helicopter was established in 1979. It mainly provides services for mountain rescue, medical transportation, high-altitude operations, helicopter maintenance and pilot training.