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11 DIE IN COPTER CRASH

A helicopter crashed in the port city of Tianjin on Friday, killing all 11 people aboard, including a Japanese pilot, the Japanese Embassy said.

The helicopter, which belonged to the Japanese company Asahi Koyo, crashed near Tianjin airport, embassy officials said.According to the state-run Civil Aviation Administration of China, the helicopter had two pilots. One was Japanese, but he was not identified, the officials said; the other 10 people aboard were Chinese.