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Helicopter fighting forest fires crashes in northern Alberta, pilot survives

07/12/2015 06:05 EDT | Updated 07/12/2016 05:59 EDT
SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - Officials are investigating after a helicopter helping fight wildfires crashed in northern Alberta.

RCMP say the pilot, the only one inside the aircraft, was taken to hospital Saturday with non life-threatening injuries.

The Bell 412 chopper went down about 60 kilometres northeast of Slave Lake.

Police say they don't know what caused the crash.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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