One dies in E China helicopter crash

Updated: 2013-06-16 15:16


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JINAN - One pilot died after a helicopter crashed in east China's Shandong Province Sunday, local authorities said.

The helicopter, which was on a pesticide-spraying mission in Yishui county, crashed in the neighboring county of Yinan at about 7:10 a.m., the Yishui county's publicity department said in a statement.

The aircraft was a SW-4 copter owned by an aviation company based in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is under way.