2 people killed in a helicopter crash in Vietnam

Vietnam Helicopter crash
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According to official media, a chopper carrying five Vietnamese citizens crashed in the water, killing two and leaving three others missing.

Following the crash of the state-owned Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company’s Bell 505 helicopter, which was carrying a pilot and four tourists on an aerial tour of the World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh, rescue teams of border guards and military personnel discovered two bodies alongside pieces of fuselage, according to Vietnam News Agency on Wednesday.

At 4:56 p.m. local time, the helicopter lifted flight and lost radio contact at 5:15 p.m. The rescue teams are still looking for the three missing persons, the Vietnamese Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday night, according to Vietnam News Agency.

Personnel from various authorities, including the border guard and transportation, have gone to the sea area to look for the victims, according to the Xinhua news agency.

According to Vietnamese media, the five-seat helicopter was frequently employed for tourism purposes.