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Instructor, student dead in NorCal copter crash

LIVERMORE — A flight instructor and student have been killed in a helicopter crash near a Northern California freeway that knocked power lines into traffic lanes and started a grass fire near the road.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the Schweizer Model 269 Series helicopter crashed and caught fire after striking power lines just east of Interstate 680 in Livermore at about 12:30 a.m Friday.

He says the two unidentified victims had departed from Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose and had planned to return to that facility.



It was unknown whether the instructor or student was piloting the helicopter when the crash occurred.

The weather was cloudy at the time of the incident.


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