Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

Daniela Vega blazes a trail for transgender rights

Read more

FOCUS

Goma families terrorised by wave of child abductions

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

May in France: Lucky flowers and building bridges

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Handshakes and private toilets: How Koreas' summit is planned to (media) perfection

Read more

IN THE PRESS

'Welcome to your new life (in prison)' Danish paper says to convicted killer Peter Madsen

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South African unions strike over proposed minimum wage

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

Access to books: ‘Libraries are at the very heart of what makes people free’

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Facebook adds users, boosts revenue despite data scandal

Read more

THE DEBATE

Macron on Capitol Hill: Speech before Congress emphasises 'democratic values'

Read more

Europe

Two helicopters crash near Berlin's Olympic Stadium

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-03-21

Two helicopters have crashed near the Olympic Stadium in Berlin during a police exercise, fire service authorities said on Thursday. German media reported that one person was killed and several others were injured.

Authorities say two helicopters are believed to have crashed near Berlin’s Olympic Stadium during a federal police exercise, leaving at least one person dead and several injured.

Fire service spokesman Sven Gerling said his initial information was that two helicopters crashed, but he had no further details on the accident.

N-tv television and Bild newspaper said the accident occurred in snowy weather Thursday morning when some 400 federal police officers were conducting a training exercise on dealing with football violence.

Footage on n-tv showed at least one helicopter on its side on the ground.

Federal Police spokesman Frank Brochert confirmed there “was an incident during an exercise” and that emergency crews were on the scene. He had no details about the accident.

(AP)

 

Date created : 2013-03-21

COMMENT(S)