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1 killed in SW China helicopter crash

Xinhua)  08:09, June 07, 2013  

Rescuers work at the site where a helicopter crashed on the Qingbaijiang River in Guanghan City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, June 6, 2013. The crash occurred around 5:13 p.m. (GMT 0913), killing one crew member and injuring the other. The cause of the crash is under investigation. (Xinhua)

CHENGDU, June 6 (Xinhua) -- One person died and another was injured in a helicopter crash that occurred in southwest China's Sichuan Province Thursday evening, local authorities said.

The accident happened at 5:13 p.m., when a civilian helicopter crashed near the city of Guanghan, killing one pilot and injuring another helicopter crew member, an official from the city's publicity bureau said.

The chopper was a training helicopter operated by Sichuan Xilin-Fengteng General Aviation Co., Ltd., the official said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

On Monday, a police helicopter crashed during a training mission in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, killing two people and injuring another.

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