Army helicopter accident kills one

One man was killed in a helicopter accident during an army exercise in Tyrol in west Austria on Tuesday.

Army helicopter accident kills one
Austrian army Bell OH-58 helicopter. Photo: APA

The other two crew members were badly injured, an army spokesman told APA press agency.

The two injured men were flown to hospital with rescue helicopters.

The accident happened around 1pm near Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol province. According to reports, the helicopter went down in the Tux Prealps.

It was not clear how the tragedy occurred. A flight accident commission began investigations on Tuesday afternoon.

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