Divers recover helicopter that crashed into sea near Bulgaria’s Tsarevo

A light helicopter that crashed into the sea at Tsarevo on Bulgaria’s southern Black Sea coast has been recovered from the water using diving teams and specialised equipment.

The helicopter crashed into the water, sinking to a depth of about three metres, on the afternoon of July 25. The three people aboard were not injured.

The helicopter was flying low over the water when the pilot lost control of the aircraft, which fell into the sea about 20 metres from the shore, in front of hundreds of onlookers. Moments after the craft sank into the water, someone on a jetski hurtled at high speed in a first rescue attempt.

Those aboard the helicopter, suprisingly uninjured, got out by themselves.

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The aircraft, owned by a private company and flown by a 61-year-old pilot, was on a flight from Varna.

(Screenshots via BNT and Nova TV)



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