Helicopter pilot steers aircraft away from crowds before crash

Helicopter pilot steers aircraft away from crowds before crash

A civilian helicopter on Monday crashed into a parking lot in the Chinese capital after the pilot managed to steer the aircraft away from crowded areas, the state-run Beijing Youth Daily said.

No one on the ground was injured, Beijing police said on Chinese social network Weibo. Four people on-board suffered minor injuries.

Bell Helicopter told Reuters the helicopter was a Bell 429 aircraft owned by Reignwood Star Aviation, adding it was investigating the cause of the crash.

A Reignwood representative told Reuters the Civil Aviation Administration of China was also investigating.

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