2 injured in helicopter crash in southwest China

Baku, November 18, AZERTAC

Two pilots were slightly injured after a sightseeing helicopter crashed into a road in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Sunday, local authorities said, Xinhua reported.

The injured pilots were sent to a local hospital for treatment after the crash, which happened in the Mount Emei scenic area, according to the area's management committee.

The helicopter was a two-seat R22 single-engine light utility helicopter manufactured by U.S. Robinson Helicopter Company.

Local authorities told Xinhua that there were no other people injured or vehicles damaged in the accident. The road has reopened one-way after temporary closure.

An investigation is ongoing.

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