OMG! Pilot ‘Steered Helicopter from Crowds’ before Beijing Crash

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Crane lifts a helicopter after it crashed in Beijing
A crane lifts a helicopter after it crashed in Beijing, China, July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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BEIJING (Reuters)

A civilian helicopter crashed into a parking lot in the Chinese capital on Monday after the pilot managed to steer the aircraft away from crowded areas, the state-run Beijing Youth Daily said

No one on the ground was injured, Beijing police said on Chinese social network Weibo. Four people onboard suffered minor injuries.

 

Rescue workers and investigators work at the site of a helicopter crash in Beijing
Rescue workers and investigators work at the site of a helicopter crash in Beijing, China, July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

 

Bell Helicopter told Reuters the helicopter was a Bell 429 aircraft owned by Reignwood Star Aviation, adding it was investigating the cause of the crash.

A Reignwood representative told Reuters the Civil Aviation Administration of China was also investigating.

 

(Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk and Brenda Goh in SHANGHAI; Editing by Nick Macfie)

 

 

Crane lifts a helicopter after it crashed in Beijing
A crane lifts a helicopter after it crashed in Beijing, China, July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

 

Police watch removal of helicopter that crashed next to a public park in Beijing
Police watch the removal of a helicopter that crashed next to a public park in Beijing, China, July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

 

Crane lifts a helicopter after it crashed in Beijing
A crane lifts a helicopter after it crashed in Beijing, China, July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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