Police say emergency response aircraft was evacuating an injured skier when it came down near resort of Campo Felice
Six parties have been killed after apache helicopters disintegrated near a ski resort in a region of central Italy still reeling from an avalanche that engulfed a hotel last week.
There were reports of a thunderous blowup when the emergency response helicopter came down near Campo Felice, a popular ski resort 75 miles east of Rome, during the evacuation of an injured skier.
The area where it came down is hard to access at the best use of periods, and dense cloud is making it even harder, said a police spokesman. Various teams are trying to get there.
Campo Felice, located at an altitude of 710 metres( 2,330 ft) but with pistes up to simply over 2,000 metres, is close to the epicentres of shakes that struck the region last-place Wednesday and were followed by the deadly avalanche.
Police said there was no apparent link between the gate-crash and the seismic act or the avalanche.
The crash happened as firefighters and mountain police dealt with the aftermath of the tics and avalanche. A team of first responders who had been helping the save endeavour at the Hotel Rigopiano was dispatched to the helicopter disintegrate website.
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