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2 Malaysian military helicopters collide and crash while training, killing all 10 people on board

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s navy says two military helicopters collided midair and crashed during a training session, killing all 10 people on board. The navy said in a brief statement that the helicopters were rehearsing Tuesday at a naval base in northern Perak state for the navy’s 90th anniversary celebration next month when the accident occurred. “All victims were confirmed dead on site,” it said, adding that the remains have been sent to the hospital to be identified. A video circulating on social media purported to be of the incident showed several helicopters flying low in a formation. One of the helicopters veered sideways and clipped the rotor of another helicopter, causing both to plunge and crash. The navy said it will launch an investigation to determine what caused the accident.

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