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Military helicopter crash leaves one dead

One person has died and two were seriously injured after a military helicopter crashed in the state of Tyrol.

It is not clear what was the cause of the incident, which happened during a training exercise on Tuesday afternoon. Initial reports suggest the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing.

The two survivors - a 28-year-old female pilot and a 35-year-old male passenger - are said to stable in hospital in Innsbruck.

The helicopter is a complete write off and a military spokesperson has confirmed that an accident commission has been set up to look into the crash.

The preliminary findings are expected to be released this week.

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