Four killed in Swiss helicopter crash

Four men including the 62-year-old pilot have died in a helicopter crash in southern Switzerland.

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2013, 19:44 PM IST

Berlin: Four men including the 62-year-old pilot have died in a helicopter crash in southern Switzerland.

Police in the Italian-speaking canton (state) of Ticino said the helicopter with six people on board crashed after clipping a boulder as it was taking off from a granite quarry near the town of Lodrino early today.

The co-pilot and a passenger survived.
Local news portal Ticino Online reported that they managed to jump out of the helicopter before it hit the ground.

PTI