Two German mechanics have spent the past few days dismantling the emergency helicopter, which crashed in Andratx on March 8, piece by piece. While police continue their investigation into the accident, because of the densely wooded area of the crash site, in order to remove the twisted wreck of the helicopter, it is having to be taken to pieces. The ambulance helicopter was on call at the time of the crash and was two metres off the ground when according to the pilot's statement to the Guardia Civil, a branch fell on top of the chopper, the pilot apparently lost control of the chopper and it crashed to the ground, coming to rest on its side. The accident has sparked a shake up in the local emergency rescue services and the German company which operated the helicopter ambulance has come under fire from the Unions, civil aviation and the College of Pilots, for failing to have the necessary permits and for apparently not being properly equipped. The College of Pilots has also said that the single turbine helicopter is not the correct model for such activity.


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