One Dead After Helicopter Clips Side Of Luxury Apartment Building And Crashes In Seoul

Helicopter crashes into 38-story residential apartment in Seoul, killing pilot

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A helicopter has plunged to the ground in Seoul, killing the pilot after its propeller clipped the side of a 38-story luxury apartment building.

Fire official Cha Yang-oh told reporters Saturday that the helicopter crashed in the upscale Gangnam district in southeastern Seoul. The helicopter belonging to the LG Group was on its way to a nearby landing field.

Cha says 57-year-old captain Park In-kyu died. A 36-year-old vice-captain was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Cha said there was no one was hurt in the apartment tower. The I-Park building is one of the most expensive apartment buildings in Seoul.

TV footage showed shattered windows on the upper levels of the building.

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