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5 days passed since the crash of 119 helicopter.

독도해상 수색 작업 5일차수중수색 아직은 불가

 

After recovering 2 bodies from the rescue helicopter which crashed into the sea near Dok-do last week, officials today resumed the search operation to find five others who are still missing.

 

According to the Korean Coast Guard, because of the bad weather conditions around the site, the underwater search was stalled since Saturday. However, the search resumed as soon as the weather conditions improved.

 

They also announced that the 2 bodies that were retrieved last week were sent to their families. DNA tests and fingerprint analysis showed that the victims were identified as the choppers co-pilot and the chief mechanic.

 

The 119 helicopter with seven people onboard including an injured person from a fishing boat, a friend and five rescue officials went missing last week. The accident occurred approximately 200m from Dok-do, about 3 minutes after its departure.

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