June 22 () –
At least two soldiers have died and a third has disappeared this Wednesday when a helicopter of the Hungarian Armed Forces crashed during training in Croatia, in the Cikola river canyon.
The Croatian Ministry of Defense has reported that it is in communication with the Hungarian portfolio to give “all the support in everything that is necessary to find the cause of the accident.”
The Civil Protection Directorate of the Croatian Ministry of the Interior has indicated that the intervention unit is monitoring the scene of the incident with a drone, while providing logistical support from a command and communication vehicle.
The Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenkovic, reported on Wednesday night that he had conveyed his condolences to his Hungarian counterpart, Viktor Orbán, through a telephone call.
“The Ministry of Defense and all the services have reacted quickly and the investigation will continue to determine the circumstances of the accident,” Plenkovic said through his profile on the social network Twitter.
For his part, the Hungarian Defense Minister, Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky, has indicated that the search for the third member of the crew is underway, while he has reported that the chief of staff of the Hungarian Army and a team of experts are traveling to the scene.