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Canadian aircraft crash: Italian victims repatriated

Families announce the funeral dates of Andreas Widmann and Heiner Oberrauch

The bodies of Andreas Widmann and Heiner Oberrauch have returned to Italy. The two young South Tyrolean entrepreneurs died in Canada a month ago in a helicopter accident during a heli-skiing excursion, the off-piste sport that uses rotary-wing aircraft as a means of transport. of ascent. The two families have announced the dates of the funeral, which will take place between this and next week.

The AgustaWestland AW-119 Mk-II "Koala" helicopter (registration C-GSLY) crashed on January 22nd in the Skeena Mountains, in Terrace, a well-known ski resort in British Columbia, Canada. The aircraft belonged to the operator Skyline Helicopters. The rotorcraft was carrying seven people on board, three of whom died, the remaining four were injured, while the aircraft was destroyed.

The funeral of Widmann, sports clothing entrepreneur (his father had founded Texmarket), will take place on Friday 23 February at the Bolzano Cathedral, while that of Oberrauch (son of the founder of the Sportler sporting goods stores) will be held on Tuesday 27 of this month. 

On the topic, see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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