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Helicopter crash kills three in South Korea

A helicopter crashes into a mountain in South Korea's Gongju on Monday during a routine pest control operation, killing all three people aboard.

world Updated: Aug 20, 2007 11:48 IST
IANS

A helicopter crashed into a mountain in South Korea's Gongju on Monday during a routine pest control operation, killing all three people aboard, Yonhap News Agency said.

According to police, the helicopter of the Korea Forest Service was spraying anti-insect chemicals when the accident occurred in south Chungcheong province.

The forest authorities and police said they were trying to figure out the cause of the accident, local media reported.

First Published: Aug 20, 2007 11:35 IST