Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Four missing after army helicopter explodes

Share this article

Four missing after army helicopter explodes
File photo: Dk58 - Renaud/Flickr
09:53 CET+01:00
Four soldiers remain missing after a military helicopter exploded near the Canary Island of Fuerteventura late on Wednesday evening during exercises.

Remains of the helicopter's fuselage were found on Thursday morning but the search continues for the missing men, including the pilot and co-pilot. 

A fifth crew member was rescued from the AS 332 Super Puma.

A large-scale search including naval, police and maritime rescue services was underway of the area, 25 nautical miles southwest of the archipelago's Fuerteventura island, a military spokesman told news agency AFP.

"They were doing a regular rescue by winching exercise when it crashed," the source added.

The cause of the accident is not yet known.

Don't miss stories about Spain, join us on Facebook and Twitter.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master's degree from Sweden's Linköping University

Master's students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren't there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

Advertisement