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Helicopter crash kills one in Indonesia

Updated: 2013-12-30 18:48
( Xinhua)

JAKARTA -- One passenger was killed and four others seriously injured as a helicopter crashed in Indonesia's north Sumatra Island Monday morning, local media reported.

The Helicopter which was owned by a local hospital hit an electricity substation shortly after taking off in Simalungun Regency, 80 km southeast of North Sumatra's capital Medan, local TV station Metro TV reported.

The helicopter carrying 5 people including the pilot crashed at 10:55 am local time, claiming the helicopter technician's life, Metro TV said.

The investigation to the cause of the accident is underway.

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