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.