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    An European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) helicopter crashed on Tuesday in the airport of Pristina, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the local Telegrafi newspaper, citing the airport officials, the helicopter crashed around 3 p.m. local time (13:00 GMT) shortly after it took off for training.

    At least one person was reportedly injured in the crash and immediately transferred to a hospital.

    There were no European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) employees on board the helicopter that crashed in Pristina earlier in the day, EULEX spokesman Ronald Bless told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

    According to Bless, a team of medics was on board the crashed helicopter, one of them sustained injuries.

    “There were no EULEX employees on board,” Bless said.

    The fate of others is unknown, the spokesman added.

    The airport was closed following the incident.

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