Helicopter Wreckage and Body of Second Pilot Found

By 28 January 2020

ZAGREB, January 28, 2020 - The body of a second pilot of the Croatian Air Force helicopter that crashed into the sea off the city of Šibenik on Monday was found on Tuesday morning, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

The wreckage of the Kiowa OH-58 D helicopter and the body of the pilot Tomislav Baturina were discovered at 8.10 am on Tuesday by Croatian Navy divers using a Remus underwater vehicle.

The helicopter, with two pilots on board, crashed during a training flight in the channel between the island of Zlarin and the mainland town of Zablaće around 11 am on Monday. The body of one of the pilots, Major Marin Klarin, was retrieved shortly after the accident and a search was launched for the second pilot, First Lieutenant Tomislav Baturina.

An investigation into the circumstances of the accident is under way.

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