Four soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Indonesia

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Four soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Indonesia

Jakarta,(AFP/APP):Four soldiers were killed and five others were injured after a helicopter crashed during a training exercise on Indonesia's Java island on Saturday, an army official said.

                  The men were in the middle of a flying lesson when the MI-17 helicopter crashed and caught fire in central Java province.

                  "The incident killed four crew members and injured five others," said Nefra Firdaus, Indonesian Army spokesman, in a statement.

                  The injured were evacuated and taken to hospital.

                  Firdaus said that prior to the accident the helicopter had undergone a pre-flight check and was found to be in good condition.

                  The cause of the accident is still under investigation.