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Helicopter explodes in Corona while refueling, 1 dead

Approximate location of explosion shown in red.

Federal investigators were trying to determine Monday what caused a deadly helicopter explosion in Corona.

The helicopter landed around 11 p.m. Sunday to refuel at Corona Municipal Airport, KTLA-TV reported.

The helicopter exploded during the refueling, killing at least one person, the station reported. The victim had not been identified.

The explosion reportedly sent shrapnel from the chopper flying, even penetrating some hangars.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal  Aviation Administration were  investigating.

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-- From a Times staff writer

Map: Approximate location of explosion shown in red. Credit: Google Maps

 
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