The Commissioner of the Transcarpathian regional state administration Yaroslav Gallas confirmed the death of six people in the crash of a Ukrainian helicopter in Slovakia, according to unconfirmed information, the rotorcraft was carrying illegal migrants.
first of Reuters referring to the Ministry of internal Affairs of Slovakia, informed that the Ukrainian civil rotorcraft crashed in the East of the country, lost her life six people. According to the envoy of the Ministry of internal Affairs, the rotary-wing machine fell quite close to the Ukrainian border. To date, it is unknown how many people were in the cabin. The causes of the conflict, the Agency does not specify.
According to Galasa, advanced Pro version that crashed rotorcraft was carrying contraband cigarettes, is not confirmed." Communicated with the border guards, we were not given confirmation of (smuggled - ed.) cigarettes. According to the information that we have, most likely, It's still illegal migrants were of them four men and two women, "said Gallas on the last working day of the week in the Ukrainian TV channel" ".
He added that At this point in time until now, no data about the nationality of the dead passengers, but we know that " pilot insignia and signs on the wreckage of the helicopter of the Ukrainian ".
Bratislava Teraz website said that the cause of the helicopter crash could be thick fog, as It was flying very low. Review of the head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Slovakia Robert Kalinak, the pilot apparently tried to circumvent the Slovak surveillance." for this reason He made a very dangerous maneuver, the most in conditions of bad weather and flying at low altitude. Direct, immediate cause of the disaster as long as we, naturally, do not know. This is an extremely tragic incident ", - noted the head of the interior Ministry.