Bodies of Pilots Found in Chopper Wreckage

      March 20, 2015 12:30

      A part of the fuselage of a helicopter that crashed off the southwest coast is spotted by the camera of Navy submarine rescue ship Cheonghaejin on Friday. /Newsis

      The fuselage of a helicopter that crashed off the southwest coast with four people on was found 75 m below the surface off the southern tip of Gageo Island in South Jeolla Province on Thursday.

      The Coast Guard helicopter crashed during a mission to airlift a child to hospital last Friday.

      "We found the wreckage with the underwater camera of the Navy submarine rescue ship Cheonghaejin after scanning the seabed with the sonar," a coast guard said.

      The bodies of two pilots were found inside still wearing their seat belts.

      An emergency rescue worker and a mechanic were also on board. The mechanic was rescued injured but later died and the rescue worker remains missing.

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