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Helicopter crashes on Weinan farmland

By Zhao Lei ( Updated: 2014-03-04 21:05

An attack helicopter crashed on farmland in Weinan of Shaanxi province on Tuesday afternoon, the local fire department confirmed.

The helicopter, which was identified as a WZ-10 attack helicopter by aviation fans who saw pictures online, crashed on farmland in Xinyi township at around 2:40 pm, said firefighters.

Residents pulled two pilots out of the cockpit and rushed them to a hospital. No residents were injured.

Whether the aircraft belonged to the People's Liberation Army or the helicopter's manufacturer, Aviation Industry Corp of China, was not immediately known.

The WZ-10, which is the Chinese military's first specialized attack helicopter, made its public debut in 2012.

An investigation of the crash was under way.


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