Chopper crashes in India

2013-09-29 14:26

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New Delhi - Five people were killed in a helicopter crash in India's western state of Maharashtra on Sunday, a news report said.

The accident occurred in the hills of the Thane district after the chopper took off from state capital Mumbai nearby, the IANS news agency.

Police told the news agency that the bodies of five occupants, three crew members and two engineers of the chartered helicopter company, were found in the debris.

According to initial investigations, the crash may have been due to poor visibility owing to inclement weather and heavy rains.

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