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One Person Injured After Civilian Helicopter Crashes in Czech Republic

PRAGUE (Sputnik) - One person has suffered injuries after a civilian helicopter crashed during takeoff in the northern Czech town of Zamberk, police spokeswoman Eva Maturova said on Thursday.

"During takeoff at Zamberk's Zamecky park, a civilian Robinson R44 light helicopter crashed. There were four people on board, including two minors. One person suffered minor injuries to their upper body as a result of the accident, and they were taken by doctors to the nearest hospital", the police spokeswoman said.

​Maturova added that law enforcement officers believe that the helicopter crashed after striking trees while attempting to take off and fell from a height of roughly 16 feet.

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