Five killed in helicopter crash in Romania

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Five killed in helicopter crash in Romania

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Five have died after a helicopter crashed into a lake in northwest Romania.

Three Germans and a Romanian businessman died in the accident which happened near a village in the town of Taureni in Mures County. The pilot was also among the casualties.

One female survivor was pulled from the lake and is being treated in hospital. She is believed to be in a stable condition.

Witnesses report that the helicopter rose to 150-200 metres before it lost altitude soon after take off. It apparently swerved right by 90 degrees before crashing into Taureni lake. Locals hurried to the scene to help those on board.

Investigators are still looking into what caused the helicopter to crash.