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Four TV reporters dead in mid-air collision of helicopters

world Updated: Jul 28, 2007 09:31 IST

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A mid-air collision between two helicopters carrying television crew in Arizona on Friday left four reporters dead.

The incident was broadcast live on local television in the state of Arizona as the two flying camera crews were covering a high-speed police chase through downtown Phoenix when they suddenly collided on Friday.

"Oh geez!" said ABC15 reporter-pilot Craig Smith shortly before the impact, according to the broadcaster.

The ABC15 chopper had struck another local helicopter of Channel 3, killing the two reporters in each as the machines crashed into a park in the city, the two networks said.

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