Ukrainian civilian helicopter crashes in Slovakia, six people dead

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Posted: Nov 13, 2015 8:42 AM

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - A Ukrainian civilian helicopter has crashed in eastern Slovakia, killing six people, a Slovak interior ministry spokesman said on Friday.

The helicopter crashed near Slovakia's border with Ukraine, the spokesman said. He had no other immediate details about the incident.

A Slovak daily paper reported that the helicopter was detected on Wednesday as it entered Slovak airspace but authorities only discovered the crash site on Friday.

(Reporting by Tatiana Jancarikova; Writing by Robert Muller; Editing by Richard Balmforth)