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US Chopper Nose-Dives In Beijing Parking Lot, Injuring Four

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Vandana Rambaran Political Reporter

All four passengers aboard a U.S.-manufactured helicopter sustained minor injuries after the chopper spun around several times mid-air before nose-diving to the ground in a parking lot in Beijing on Monday morning.

The pilot of the civilian helicopter was able to steer the chopper away from crowded areas and crashed in Naidong village near the Jingcheng motorway, according to the Beijing Youth Daily.

Two passengers, one female who appeared to be a pilot, and one male, crawled from the rubble, and no one on the ground was hurt, according to local media reports. (RELATED: WATCH: US Marines Save Crashed Helicopter With Even Bigger Helicopter [VIDEO])

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

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

The Bell Helicopter, an aircraft manufactured in the U.S. but owned by Reignwood Star Aviation, nosedived at around 11 a.m. local time, and is currently investigating the cause of the crash, Reuters reported.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China is also investigating the crash, a Reignwood representative told Reuters.

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