Helicopter crashes in Xinhua killing pilot

The brief account did not give the cause of the accident that killed the 37-year-old pilot.

Helicopter crashes in Xinhua killing pilot
A helicopter crashed near the Chinese capital, Beijing, on Saturday morning, killing the pilot, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

The city horticulture and forestry department helicopter crashed over a lake in Pinggu District, on the semi-rural outskirts of northeast Beijing, the report said. The brief account did not give the cause of the accident that killed the 37-year-old pilot.

China is readying for the Beijing Olympic Games in August, and authorities have sought to minimise accidents and security worries ahead of the big event.

Reuters
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