FIVE DEAD AS HELICOPTER CRASHES IN SOUTH-EAST FRANCE
Reports indicate that a helicopter crashed on Tuesday evening, December 8, in Savoie, South-east France, leaving about five persons dead.
According to reports, the helicopter, which had six persons on board crashed around 7pm from an altitude of 1,800 meters in the town of Bonvillard in Savoie.
French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted: “To save lives, they take all the risks.
“Tonight in Savoie, 3 members of the French Air Rescue (SAF) and 2 CRS Alpes succumbed to a helicopter crash.”
President Macron, who stated that the only survivor of the crash sustained severe injuries, expressed condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the victims.
The Service Aerien Francais (SAF) group is a private company which owns about 40 helicopters covering operations including emergency rescue, passenger transport and aerial work.