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Helicopters crash in India, eight dead

Aug. 30, 2012 at 7:50 AM   |   Comments

JAMNAGAR, India, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Two military helicopters collided Thursday during training exercises in India killing eight airmen, an Indian Air Force spokesman said.

The collision occurred shortly after the two Russian-made Mi-17 cargo helicopters took off from Jamnagar airbase, Indo-Asian News Service reported. Rescue workers at the accident site found no survivors.

The IAF has ordered an investigation into the cause of the accident, IAF spokesman Wing Commander Gerard Galway said.

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