So Sad; Five soldiers reportedly died in a chopper clash in Romania.

No fewer than Five soldiers reportedly died after their helicopter crashed on Wednesday in eastern Romania near the Black Sea while searching for a missing fighter jet and its pilot.

The helicopter (IAR 330-Puma) crashed in the area of Gura Dobrogei, 11 kilometres (seven miles) from the airfield.

It was searching for the fighter jet, shortly after the jet lost its radio connection with the control tower and disappeared from the radar.

The pilot had reported adverse weather conditions and was ordered to return to base.

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