One dead as two helicopters collide at Berlin stadium
BERLIN (AFP) - One person died Thursday as two helicopters collided over Berlin’s iconic Olympic Stadium during a police security exercise for operations against football hooligans, authorities said.
The Berlin fire brigade said in a statement that at least one person was killed and “several injured” when the two aircraft collided at low altitude during a spring snowstorm.
German media said the casualty was a pilot.
The stadium was the venue for the 1936 Games where four gold medals for African-American athlete Jesse Owens ruined Adolf Hitler’s dreams of Aryan glory for the hosts on the eve of World War II.