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Sep 10, 2013 11:52 AM by AP

3 die in Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crash

TORONTO (AP) - The Canadian Coast Guard says one of its helicopters has crashed in the Arctic and three people are dead.

The coast guard said Tuesday the aircraft operating from the icebreaker Amundsen crashed Monday night in the M'Clure Strait off the coast of Banks Island in the western Arctic.

The dead are the pilot, a coast guard officer and a researcher.

Canada's transportation safety board is investigating.

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