4 Feb 2010

US helicopter crashes in Germany, killing three

3:31 pm on 4 February 2010

A United States military helicopter has crashed in Western Germany, killing at least three people.

The Black Hawk helicopter went down in a forest near a motorway in the city of Darmstadt at about 6pm local time on Wednesday.

The exact number of people in the helicopter and the cause of the crash were not immediately known.

About 100 rescuers have reached at the site of the crash but the investigation is being carried out by the US military, sources say.