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Helicopter missing in Peru with 11 Koreans, 2 Austrians
LIMA, Peru (AP) ' Peruvian police say a helicopter has gone missing in the highlands with 14 passengers aboard. Rescuers have begun a search for the 11 South Koreans, two Austrians and a Peruvian, as well as the crew.
Police Gen. Hector Dulanto says the last communication with helicopter owned by Cuzco-based Helicusco was late Wednesday afternoon. It was on its way to Cuzco.
Dulanto says the chopper was flying near Hualla Hualla, a town located at about 13,200 feet (4,000 meters) when communications were lost.
He tells The Associated Press that Helicusco has provided a helicopter to assist in the search, but bad weather has prevented it from taking off.
The Korean Embassy in Lima had no immediate information about the incident.