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  • 22 January 2013, 4:06

Sao Paulo Helicopter Crash: Pilot Killed

A helicopter pilot has been killed when his aircraft crashed into a house in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Three passengers were injured after the aircraft came down, but authorities said no one was hurt on the ground.

The cause of Monday's crash is not clear. It happened during light rain rather than the heavy downpours typical of a South American summer.

Brazil's air force said the helicopter was a Bell 206 that can carry up to seven passengers. It was being operated as an air taxi at the time.

Sao Paulo has one of the world's largest private fleets of helicopters, which are used to bypass severe road congestion.

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