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Two passengers killed in helicopter crash in central Norway

Two people have died and their pilot was seriously injured after a commercial helicopter crashed in western Norway.

The plane crashed into a field just outside the town of Verdal on Tuesday morning, police said in a statement.

Norwegian police identified the dead passengers as a Norwegian man and woman, both 68 years old. The pilot was found alive at the crash site and was rushed to a hospital in the city of Trondheim.

A dog also survived the accident and was taken to a vet, according to Norwegian public broadcaster NRK.

Local media report that the helicopter had made several unsuccessful attempts to land outside a densely built-up area in thick fog.

Forensic experts were working in cooperation with the Norwegian Air Accident Investigation Commission to establish the cause of the accident.

euronews Gt

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