Police helicopter crash in Slovakia

Two people were confirmed dead in a police helicopter crash in Eastern Slovakia Wednesday. They both were members of the Slovak Fire and Rescue Corps (HaZZ), said Zuzana Farkasova, a spokesperson from HaZZ.

Two police officers who were also on board the helicopter were transported to a hospital in Presov for treatment. The helicopter took off as part of an exercise.

“The accident took place at a height of 100 meters and 200 meters away from the point of departure,” said Farkasova.

This was the third helicopter accident in the Eastern Slovakia since 2015.

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