Rescue teams and firefighters have rushed to the site. The cause of the crash is currently being investigated.
Four people on board the Bell 429 aircraft owned by Reignwood Star Aviation suffered injuries and have been taken to a hospital, according to China Global Television Network. The pilot managed to steer the aircraft away from crowded residential areas.
A video of the helicopter crash has been circulating on Chinese social media.
A helicopter suddenly dropped in Beijing near Naizi County, Chaoyang District, around 11 am today. No injuries from the crash reported; the accident is still under investigation. pic.twitter.com/j3sw5mErMo— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) 30 июля 2018 г.
In June, a rescue helicopter crashed in Kunming, the capital of the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan, killing all three crew members.