Two helicopters collide at Berlin stadium, one dead
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 23:53
  
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Berlin: Two helicopters collided over Berlin's iconic Olympic Stadium on Thursday leaving one person dead, BBC reported.

The incident took place during a police security exercise for operations against football hooligans, authorities confirmed.

"At least one person was killed and several injured when the two aircraft collided at low altitude during a spring snowstorm," the Berlin fire brigade said in a statement.

However, the German media stated that the casualty was a pilot.

The stadium was the venue for the 1936 Games where four gold medals for African-American athlete Jesse Owens ruined Adolf Hitler's dreams of Aryan glory for the hosts on the eve of World War II.

German media said hundreds of federal police were conducting an exercise to prepare for operations against violent football fans at the stadium.

With PTI inputs


First Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 23:53


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