SAO PAULO – Brazilian police say a helicopter carrying five tourists crashed as it approached a landing pad near Rio de Janeiro's iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, and a news website says the pilot and five passengers escaped injury.
The city police department says Wednesday's accident was apparently caused by a strong gust of wind. It hasn't released further details.
The G1 news website says that besides the pilot, three Brazilian tourists and two "foreigners who live in the United States" were on the helicopter. It says that by the time rescue teams arrived, all six had left the wooded area where the helicopter went down.
A photo posted by G1 shows a relatively undamaged helicopter.