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Helicopters crash near Berlin stadium

March 25, 2013  By Carey Fredericks

March 25, 2013, Berlin, Ger. - 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

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.



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