Pilot killed as German helicopter crashes in Belarus

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A German helicopter crashed Sunday outside the Belarussian capital Minsk during an aerobatics show, killing its pilot, the spokesman of emergency situations ministry said.

The pilot, Gunter Zimmer, 74, was making a turn in his MD 500 helicopter when it crashed and burst into flames at the Borovaya airfield, which was hosting a Commonwealth of Independent States sport helicopter competition.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

© 2010 AFP

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