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Firefighting Helicopter Crashes in Portugal, Pilot Killed

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Thu, 05 Sep 2019 19:58 GMT

A light helicopter crashed on Thursday while combating a wildfire in northern Portugal, killing its pilot who had earlier dropped off a crew of firefighters near the blaze, emergency services officials said, Reuters reported.

It was the second helicopter to have crashed in as many days while helping extinguish Portuguese wildfires that have broken out following a spell of hot and dry weather. In Wednesday's crash, the pilot was lightly injured.

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