One dead in German helicopter crash on highway
A helicopter crashed on a highway in southwestern Germany Thursday, killing the pilot, after the aircraft got caught in high-voltage power lines and exploded, police said.
Pieces of the helicopter hit a truck near the town of Schwaebisch Hall but the driver was only slightly injured. Police said they believe the pilot was alone on board.
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The highway was closed in both directions following the accident, creating a major traffic jam.
German news agency DPA said the helicopter belonged to a private company in the region.
by Sajjad Qayyum Â© 2013 AFP
Source : AFP