Three injured in helicopter crash at Anglo mine in Chile

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 11, 2016 6:29 PM

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Three people were hurt in central Chile on Monday when a helicopter sent to rescue an injured contractor near Anglo American's Los Bronces mine crashed into the Andes Mountains, the global mining company said in a statement.

Anglo American added that it was coordinating a rescue for the downed crew and the injured contractor. Few details regarding the crew's condition were immediately available.

"At approximately 16:00 today, a helicopter from the company Suma Air fell to the ground while attending to the rescue of a specialist from the consultancy Geostudios who had suffered a leg fracture while carrying out field studies in the high mountains at the Los Bronces mine," the company said.

(Reporting by Antonio de la Jara and Gram Slattery; Writing by Gram Slattery; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)