Three people died and one was missing after a commercial sightseeing helicopter crashed in the sea near Mount Guanyin in Xiamen, East China’s Fujian Province, a rescue bureau official said on Friday.
(Video from Sina Weibo)
Rescue operations are still underway, according to the staff member at the Ministry of Transport’s East China Sea rescue bureau.
Video footage shows a black helicopter plummet head-down into the sea, with a plume of water splashing upward upon contact, at about 4 pm on Friday.
The original flight route of the helicopter is currently not known and the cause of the accident is under investigation, according to an official from Xiamen Maritime Safety Administration.
(Compiled by Han Xiaomeng)