PARIS 

A helicopter carrying six people, including its crew, crashed in the French Alps, authorities said late Tuesday. 

The prefecture of the Savoie department said a Service Aérien Francais (SAF) helicopter crashed around 7 p.m. at an altitude of 1,800 meters (5,905 feet).

The helicopter, including four members of SAF, a private company, crashed in the town of Bonvillard.

Authorities were alerted to the incident by the pilot, who managed to eject himself.

It is difficult to locate the wreckage of the helicopter due to fog, it stressed.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar

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