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4 killed in Saudi helicopter crash

Filed on January 7, 2011

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia’s Defense and Aviation Ministry says an emergency medical helicopter has crashed south of Riyadh killing all four people on board.

The ministry said in a statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency said the helicopter went down Friday some 22 miles (35 kilometers) south of Riyadh. The chopper belonged to the armed forces medical services.

The statement said all on board were killed — the Saudi pilot and co-pilot, an Egyptian doctor and a Filipino nurse. The ministry is investigating what caused the crash.

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