On Tuesday evening, six people were killed after a helicopter crashed in the French Alps at high altitude of 1,800 meters, according to local media reports.
The dead who were on board included four employees of the Service Aérien Francais, a private company, and two first-aid workers.
The French concerned authorities were immediately alerted by the helicopter pilot who survived the crash.
They also deployed forty search and rescue personnel, as well as three helicopters to find the bodies of the six people but the operation is being hampered by thick fog which prevented the helicopters from getting close to the crash site.
France’s air accident bureau said separately that it had opened an investigation and would dispatch a team to the site.