09/17/2023 OHR

High Representative Christian Schmidt marks 26th anniversary of Prokoško Lake helicopter crash

The High Representative, Christian Schmidt, recalled today the deaths of 12 OHR and UN colleagues who tragically died 26 years ago in a helicopter crash at Prokoško Lake near Fojnica.

Today we remember Peter Backes, Livio Beccaccio, Andrzej Buler, David Kriskovich, Leah Melnick, Charles Morpeth, William Nesbitt, Marvin Padgett, Thomas Reinhardt, Jurgen Schauf, Georg Stiebler, and Ambassador Gerd Wagner.

“We remember their dedication to a prosperous and peaceful Bosnia and Herzegovina. I extend my deepest condolences to their families and friends and express our gratitude for their sacrifice. The success of Bosnia and Herzegovina will be the best testament to their legacy”, said the High Representative Christian Schmidt.