By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (CP)
MINSK, Belarus - Belarusian officials say a helicopter operated by the Polish border service has crashed during patrol and three crew members were killed.
Belarus' border service says the Polish helicopter landed 200 metres from the border, near the Belarusian village of Vysokoye.
Contact with the helicopter was lost Saturday evening. Belarusian border service spokesman Grigory Vabishchevich says a local resident reported hearing an explosion after the helicopter flew over.
He says about 200 border guards and rescue workers set out to search for the helicopter, which was found early Sunday.
It is still unclear what caused the crash of the three-year-old Polish-made Kania helicopter.
Vabishchevich says the aircraft appeared to have hit the ground at high speed.