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In Alaska, a helicopter crashed: the richest man in the Czech Republic was killed

In the United States, a helicopter carrying guests and guides of the Tordillo Mountain Lodge company, which provides mountain recreation services, crashed in Alaska. Five people were killed, one was hospitalized in serious condition. Among the dead is the richest man in the Czech Republic, billionaire Peter Kellner.

The Eurocopter AS50 helicopter crashed near the city of Butte in Alaska under unknown circumstances on the evening of March 28. Rescuers arrived at the scene and found the bodies of five victims and one victim, the Associated Press reports.

The company has already stated that this is the first such case with their helicopter in 17 years of operation.

The helicopter was owned by Soloy Helicopters, with which Tordillo Mountain Lodge signed a contract for transportation.

An investigation into the crash has been launched, and flights over the crash site have been temporarily suspended.

At the same time, Reuters learned that among the dead — the richest man in the Czech Republic, Peter Kellner. His fortune is estimated at $17.5 billion.

As you know, back in 2018, the Czech billionaire intended to buy the Chelsea football club, owned by Abramovich. Their VIP boxes at the stadium are located nearby.

Recall that as a result of the crash of a military helicopter in Turkey, nine people were killed, four more were seriously injured.

We also wrote that in the United States, a military helicopter crashed in Monroe County, New York, with three people on board.

In China, the plane fell on residential buildings, there are victims

In the city district of Jian, a plane of the meteorological service crashed. All those on board were killed.

In China, a plane of the meteorological service crashed with five employees on board. As reported by the agency on Monday, March 1, a plane fell on residential buildings in the city district of Ji’an.

One local resident on the ground was also injured in the crash. He was hospitalized, there is no threat to his life.

Three residential buildings were also damaged due to the fall.

It is noted that the Beechcraft B300 King Air 350 aircraft performed a planned flight to explore rain clouds.

Now rescuers have found the bodies of all the victims. The causes of the disaster are being established.

Earlier it was reported that the American city of Bloomfield in Colorado was strewn with large fragments of the engine of the Boeing 777 aircraft of the United Airlines company, which had problems during the flight.

A helicopter crash in Sinai killed eight people

The death toll in the crash in Egypt’s South Sinai of a multinational peacekeeping force helicopter has increased to eight. This was announced by the peacekeeping mission, reports Al Arabiya TV channel. Among them are six American servicemen, a French citizen, and a Czech citizen.

The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was on a regular mission and crashed due to a technical malfunction. Everyone on board died.

A multinational force in the Sinai, which has no UN status, was deployed there in 1982 to oversee the implementation of the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. They include military personnel from 12 countries, including Americans.

Users report a crash in Google services

Problems in the operation of services of the American company Google are observed in a number of countries on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday. This was reported on the Downdetector portal page, which tracks the work of popular Internet resources.

In particular, the problems affected the Google search engine, Gmail mail service, YouTube video hosting, and Google Drive cloud storage.

About 54% of users of the main Google site complained that they could not log into their account, 45% noticed problems with the search service. The majority of those who reported crashes on YouTube (60%) do not play videos, another 33% have problems loading the website, and 6% are unable to access their video hosting page. Gmail users in 44% of cases reported difficulties in logging into their account, 38% reported problems in accessing the website of the mail service, 15% encountered difficulties in receiving messages.

Most of the complaints are from users in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Finland.

Zoom video conference service crashed

The failure of the Zoom video conference service is observed on Tuesday in the U.S., as well as in several European countries. It follows from the data of the Downdetector portal, which tracks the work of popular Internet resources.

The most active report about the malfunctions is given by the residents of the United States. Complaints also come from Europe, in particular from the UK and Norway, but their number is small.

According to the portal, most users (51%) have problems connecting to the server, and 33% of users complain about difficulties in connecting to a video conference. Another 15% of complaints were about login failures.