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[FULL] HELICOPTER CRASHES into a High Rise Building in Gangnam, Seoul

A helicopter has plunged to the ground in Seoul in a horrific crash that killed both pilots after its propeller clipped the side of one of the city's most expensive apartment buildings.

Fire official Cha Yang-oh told reporters that the helicopter crashed in the upmarket Gangnam district - made famous by the hit music video Gangnam Style - in the south-east of the South Korean capital.

The helicopter, belonging to LG Electronics, was on its way to a nearby landing field where it was scheduled to pick up LG employees and head to a city in the south of the country.

Cha said 57-year-old captain Park In-kyu died. A 36-year-old vice-captain survived the crash, but died later in a hospital.

LG Electronics Inc said the two pilots were company employees.
Seoul was foggy on Saturday morning but Cha declined to say if the thick fog played a role in the

Added: Nov-17-2013 Occurred On: Nov-17-2013
By: uurr26
Regional News
Tags: crash, helicopter
Location: Seoul, Soul-t'ukpyolsi, Korea (South) (load item map)
Marked as: repost
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