A search helicopter for a romanian military MiG-21 Lancer that went down off the radar crashed, Romanian Defense Ministry spokesman Constantin Spinu said on Wednesday, announcing that all soldiers on board was dead.
The helicopter crashed on Wednesday near the village of Gura Dobrogei in eastern Romania near the Black Sea when searching for the missing fighter plane and son pilot.
The pilot of the IAR 330-Puma helicopter had reported an unfavorable situation weather conditions and had been called back base before crash, says the ministry. fate and location of the MiG aircraft was still unknown.
The ministry first said that crash had killed five soldiers but later updated the death ring.
“I give my deep regret and full compassion for the loss of Seven soldiers by Mihail Kogalniceanu air basis,” said Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.
Romania, a member of the European Union and NATO, plans for phase out his MiG planes and pilot F-16s.
The disappearance and crash come to the middle of russia in progress invasion of Ukraine, which borders Romania.
Bucharest announced that it would send 3 millions euros (3.34 millions of dollars) worth of “fuel, bulletproof vests, helmets, ammunition and other military equipment” for Kyiv.
Romania is committed to hosting up for half one million Ukrainians and took in thousands already, with others passing by on to others countries. Its Ministry of Defense said that 11 Romanian military the hospitals were also ready to take in Ukrainians wounded.