In Baden-Württemberg: helicopter crash: three people dead – news

In the crash of a light helicopter, according to the first findings of the police, three people died near Buchen in the north of Baden-Württemberg.

The debris from the “Robinson R44” helicopter is in the middle of the forest, spread over several hundred meters. Some debris was found hanging on trees. The orange rotors are particularly striking, they are not far from a pile of stones near the 3916 district road between the Buchen districts of Steinbach and Stürzenhardt.

Three people died here yesterday at around 1 p.m. in the crash of the light helicopter: Apparently the pilot and two passengers.

Photo: Sebastian Gollnow / dpa

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The background to the crash is still unclearPhoto: Sebastian Gollnow / dpa

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The helicopter flew from the east into the Odenwald, a low mountain range in northern Baden. According to BILD information, he had an altitude of 350 meters shortly before the crash, before rising to over 800 meters. The investigation in the next few days must reveal why.

The bodies were recovered around 6 p.m. yesterday evening, and a dead person was found 50 meters away from the crash site. “The debris field is huge,” said a local police spokesman.

“The situation is extremely depressing,” the spokesman continued.

Buchen’s mayor, Roland Burger, also rushed to the scene of the accident and got an idea of ​​the situation.

The area around the crash site is often used by joggers and hikers and is a few kilometers from Buchen’s city center. Residents noticed a fire in the forest and dialed the emergency number.

Numerous investigators from the police, forensics, fire brigade and a public prosecutor were on site. The police spokesman: “It’s no longer about searching, it’s about recovery.”

The rescue work began at 6 p.m., and the forest was illuminated over a large area.



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