Romanian Medical Helicopter Crashes in Moldova, Killing 4

June 22, 2016
Abram I. Bohrer

Helicopter crash lawyers Bohrer & Lukeman are monitoring the crash of a Romanian emergency service helicopter, also known as an air ambulance, which crashed on Thursday, June 2 while carrying out a mission in Moldova. The helicopter was operating for the Romanian emergency rescue service SMURD when it crashed, killing all four people on board. The aviation accident attorneys at Bohrer & Lukeman are closely following the events surrounding this general aviation helicopter accident.

The Romanian Interior Ministry reported that a Eurocopter EC135 lifted off in the morning from the northern city of Iasi before crashing near a forest in the Cantemir district of neighboring Moldova. The helicopter went down in foggy and rainy weather according to Iurie Balanuta, the mayor of the Moldovan village Haragas where the crash occurred.

The air ambulance was transporting medical patients when the helicopter crash occurred. An elderly woman with pulmonary disease was transported to Chisinau, the Moldovan capital, and the helicopter was flying back to pick up another patient before the aviation accident took place.The dead passengers were identified as the pilot, co-pilot, a doctor, and a medical assistant by the Moldovan Deputy Health Minister Oleg Craciun. All four of the passengers were Romanian nationals.

According the the Romanian Interior Ministry, the EC135 helicopter was bought in 2014 and had performed 20 medical missions in Moldova.

Authorities from both countries are investigating the cause of the helicopter crash. The helicopter accident lawyers at the Bohrer & Lukeman law firm will closely monitor any developments associated with the investigation.

Bohrer & Lukeman is an aviation accident law firm located in New Jersey and New York with years of experience focusing on general aviation and aircraft accidents. The general aviation law firm’s founder, Abe Bohrer, has successfully represented clients both domestically and internationally that were injured in aviation accidents.

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