Deaths in US helicopter collision

At least seven killed as two medical helicopters collide in mid-air in Arizona.

    Both helicopters came down in a heavily wooded area outside of Flagstaff

    Both of the helicopters were heading for the same Flagstaff hospital when the collision occured.

    The helicopters crashed in a wooded area about half a kilometer from the Flagstaff Medical Center, spreading debris across a wide areas and triggering a brush fire.

    "They're not recognisable as helicopters," Captain Mark Johnson, a spokesman for the Flagstaff Fire Department, said.

    The cause of the collision is being investigated.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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