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Two found dead in the crashed helicopter
the PLACE: A number of pit crews from the Red Cross are present to help in the operation. Photo: Theo Aasland Valen Show more

the Helicopter crashed in very rough terrain. They are now taken down from the scene of the accident.

They were taken down at 7, says Frode Kolltveit, operasjonsleder in the West police district to the Newspaper.


rescue crews are currently on with the debriefing. Funeral home, has now taken over.

In connection with the search for the helicopter in the area Røldal, the helicopter was found in a steep mountainside between Røldal ski centre and Seljestad. Both the two that were in the helicopter is found dead at 0420 in the night, informs the operasjonsleder Per Algrøy in the West police district in a press release.

The two deceased is a woman and a man in 40-years. Next of kin is notified.

Demanding action

Roger Lynghamar is operations manager at Rødal Red Cross and was aksjonsleder in the night. Around 30 people were in the action.

" We've had people out all night in the search and to help the police after the discovery was made on the site. It has been a demanding action in rough terrain, " says Lynghamar to the Newspaper.

They will now follow up with the crew after the action in which two people died.

Also, the accident aviation is notified. Police starts investigation to find the cause of ulykka, informs the Algrøy.

RESCUE: A large number of people were in place in the mountain area in Düsseldorf in the night. Photo: Theo Aasland Valen Show more

rescue teams will now use the time they need to get taken down the deceased in a safe manner, informs the on-duty redningsleder Johan Mannsåker by the joint rescue coordination centre Southern Norway to the Newspaper earlier in the night.

the Norwegian Meteorological institute does not want to comment on how the weather situation was yesterday. They show that there is now an ongoing case, and that air crash investigation probably will ask for a report about the weather in the area yesterday.

Steep area

Snøskredfare, that it is dark and that it is very steep in the area did nattas action challenging, said innsatsleder Øystein Tornes in Hardanger lensmannsdistrikt to the photographer Aasland Valen, who was on the spot in the night.

- It is demanding to come up to the helicopter, " says Tornes.

It was a Sea King rescue helicopter first located the crashed helicopter. It came to pass after the mobile phone to one of the two on board were traced to a base station at Seljestad.

Local volunteers

Mannsåker says that it was local volunteers who managed to take out the helicopter, which is located in an inaccessible mountainside.

the Police got the clock 21.53 Sunday message from the family and friends of the two on board the helicopter on the way from Røldal ski centre to Adelaide was missing. Large crews have been looking for the helicopter through the night.

the Helicopter was of the type Robinson 44. It was on the way from Røldal ski centre to Adelaide clock 15.20.

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