Investigators probe fatal German police helicopter crash

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German accident investigators are probing a fatal collision between two helicopters operated by the Bundespolizei federal police during a 21 March training exercise in Berlin.

One pilot was killed during the accident, which involved a Eurocopter EC155 Dauphin and an AS332 Super Puma, outside the Olympic stadium in the nation's capital. A further six police officers were hospitalised.

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A spokesman for the Berlin police department says the incident occurred as both helicopters came into land. One had already touched down at about 10:30 local time, when the second collided with the stationary aircraft, it says.

Television footage of the incident shows poor visibility in heavy snow at the time of the crash.

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A team from the BFU air accident investigation agency has been dispatched to Berlin.

Flightglobal's Ascend Online Fleets database records the Bundespolizei as operating 20 of each type.