Update: Two dead as small plane crashes in Buzau County

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A small plane having two persons aboard has crashed on Wednesday in Buzau County. A witness alerted the authorities calling 112 and the rescuers left for the site on the spot. Once at the site, they found the crashed plane and tried to resuscitate the two victims, to no avail, digi24.ro reports.

The plane took off from Ghimbav and was to land in Constanta (eastern Romania). The cause of the tragedy is yet to be established, sources say bad weather could have been one of the reasons.

One of the victims is a businessman from Cluj, Mihai Covaciu, with real estate projects, while the other man was from Constanţa, Liviu Bucăţică, brother of Corina Martin, president of the Association of Tourist Promotion Associations in Romania. Both men were settled in Rasnov.

Aviation expert Sorin Stoicescu and pilot Mihai Serban say other causes could be related to lack of fuel or a technical fault.

The plane was a Techman T 2008, manufactured in Italy, a relatively new aircraft. It is a 7-metre long plane, with double command and width of 9 metres.

Gabriel Cozma, Buzau Prefecture spokesman, says “the weather was bad during the past night and it rained non-stop.”

A local in the Nehoiu area called emergency number 112 at about 15.30h and announced he had seen a small plane crashing in a hardly accessible area.

Photo: digi24.ro

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