Four dead in French police helicopter crash

Reuters News
Posted: May 20, 2016 8:31 AM

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - A French police helicopter crashed in the mountains of southwestern France on Friday, killing the four officers on board, the local government prefecture said.

The helicopter was participating in a training operation in the mountains not far from the Spanish border when it went down, the Interior Ministry said separately in a statement.

The cause of the accident remains to be identified, it added.

(Reporting by Johanna Decorse; writing by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Andrew Callus)