Mr. Tran Van Cu, commander of the Military Steering Committee in Tan Thanh district said that the missing helicopter--EC130T2 and the remains of three of its pilots were found to have died on Dinh Mountain in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province on October 19.
|The search and rescue forces are searching for the missing helicopter. (Photo: VNA)|
The helicopter with the three missing including instructor Duong Le Minh and trainees Dang Binh Duy and Nguyen Van Tung were spotted at the high point No.525 on Dinh Mountain in the area adjoining three communes, Toc Tien, Tan Hoa and Chau Pha communes in Tan Thanh District. It is 25km away from Vung Tau Airport and 80 km away from Ho Chi Minh City.
The helicopter coded EC130T2 which belongs to the Flight Training Center of Vietnam Helicopter Corporation with three people on board lost contact with ground traffic control in the early morning of October 18 during a flight training session. It took off at 7.40 and disappeared from radar at 8:03am.
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