Slovaks believe that the helicopter that crashed near Uzhgorod might have carried smugglers, Moskal believes that there were only illegal migrants there

13 November 2015 18:41  434109842 0110921
Slovaks believe that the helicopter that crashed near Uzhgorod might have carried smugglers, Moskal believes that there were only illegal migrants there

Six people died in a helicopter crash near Vysne Nemecke - a Slovak town not far from Uzhgorod.

The helicopter was Ukrainian, Slovak media reported.

Bodies of six dead people were found at the scene.

The Slovak police detected the helicopter on the border with Ukraine on Wednesday. Ukrainian side, however, did not confirm that. But Slovaks found the broken helicopter with six victims.

It could have carried smugglers or illegal immigrants - the Minister of Interior of Slovakia Robert Kaliniak sai.

According to the minister, quoted by Slovak media, the likely cause of the accident is that the pilot, trying not to be noticed by Slovak air traffic controllers, was flying very low in a thick fog.

 Currently, neither the pilot, nor the victims have been identified and their citizenship is not established.

Meanwhile, the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration informed that the helicopter crashed 30 km from Michalovce. They deny that it is related to smuggling, the RSA spokesman said that there were illegal immigrants on board.

"I have talked with border guard, they did not confirm that there were cigarettes there. Rather, according to the information that we have, those were illegal migrants. There were four men and two women, but there is still no data whether they were citizens of Southeast Asia or Africa" - Halas said. He also said that now they are trying to find out where the helicopter was flying from. "It was an MI-2 helicopter, the pilot and the markings on the wreckage are Ukrainian. It is not dissicult to find out where the helicopter may have flown from, maybe from Lviv region, not from Transcarpathia, but could be from Transcarpathia".

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