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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 © 2013 AFP

Source : AFP

Published on ASDNews: Jan 10, 2013


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