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.
A helicopter suddenly dropped in Beijing near Naizi County, Chaoyang District, around 11 am today. No injuries from the crash reported; the accident is still under investigation. pic.twitter.com/j3sw5mErMo
— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) July 30, 2018
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])
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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