HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese official and state media say a military helicopter with three people on board went missing during a training flight Tuesday, in the latest such incident involving military aircraft.
Online newspaper Dan Tri said the Eurocopter EC 130, a light training helicopter produced by Airbus Helicopters, lost contact 15 minutes into a flight and was believed to have crashed into a mountain 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City.
It says a pilot and two trainees were on the helicopter.
A provincial border guard says smoke was spotted at the suspected crash site, but rescuers have not been able to reach the spot.
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