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Myanmar Military Helicopter Crashes, 2 Pilots Rescued

  • Associated Press

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A military helicopter crashed into a reservoir in Myanmar during a training exercise Tuesday and both pilots were rescued by fishermen, the armed forces newspaper reported.

The Myawaddy newspaper said on its Facebook page that the Bell helicopter crashed into the reservoir after taking off from Meiktila airport in central Myanmar.

Meiktila is about 510 kilometers (315 miles) north of Yangon, the country's main city. Myawaddy said both pilots received minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.