Helicopter Crashes in Slovakia’s Vah River

Monday, March 4, 2013
By George Hatcher


On March 3, 2013, at 17:13 Eurocopter EC-120 Colibri crashed in Horný ?epe?, Sere? district in Slovakia after hitting a cable that was stretched between trees.

The helicopter landed in the Váh river.

Three wounded individuals were transported to University Hospital in Trnava where they were treated for hypothermia, head injuries, lacerations and abrasions.

The thirteen year old son of the pilot was trapped in the helicopter and died at the scene.

The injured parties include a twenty-one year old woman and a 42 year old man. They are in stable condition. The pilot is 40 years old. He is being investigated. Alcohol may have been a factor.

Part of the helicopter was retrieved by firemen initially, and the rest recovered later and loaded on to an armed forces flatbed, with the assistance of divers and military technology.

All of those aboard were Slovakian.

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