A helicopter crashed Sunday during the CIS Open Cup in Helicopter Sport near Belarusian capital Minsk, killing the pilot.
"A U.S.-made MD-500 helicopter operated by a pilot from Germany fell at the airfield in Borovaya. The pilot died," Interfax was told by the Emergency Situations Ministry of Belarus.
A ministry official said that the helicopter operated by Guenther Zimmer was approaching the landing strip but fell and started burning.
A team was working on the scene to put out the fire.