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The Minister of National Defence Gabriel Oprea approved, at the request of the Prefect`s Office of Călărași County, on Monday, February 27 that an IAR-330 PUMA helicopter make a surveillance flight over the Danube in the area of the ice bridges.

The helicopter of the 86th Air Flotilla of Fetești, took off Fetești airfield around 16.00, heading for Călărași. There military specialists of the 96th Engineer Battalion, representatives of the Prefect`s Office and the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations Călărași went on board the helicopter. The helicopter crew under the command of Lieutenant Commander Cristian Dobroghiu, conduct a reconnaissance mission between the town of Cernavodă to Dorobanțu, Călărași County.

The defence minister ordered that the General Staff prepare an engineering unit that should be ready to intervene in the dangerous area on the river, if needed.

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