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Helicopter crashed in Russia, 18 people died, - media

Helicopter crashed in Russia, 18 people died, - media

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The Mi-8 helicopter crashed in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. According to preliminary data, 18 people died. This is reported by TASS with reference to a source in emergency services.

"Three members of the crew and 15 passengers were on board the UTair helicopter, all died," the source said.

According to him, all the circumstances of the crash and other information are being clarified.

In turn, the main department of the Ministry for Emergency Situations in the Krasnoyarsk Territory reported that the Mi-8 made a hard landing. "At 10:20 local time (06:20 Moscow time) in the Turukhansk region, 2 km from the settlement of Igarka, there was a hard landing of the MI-8 helicopter. The information is being specified, "the Ministry of Emergencies said.

A source in the operational headquarters told Interfax that the helicopter crashed on the 7th minute of the flight. According to his data, the aircraft transported oilmen.

"Two helicopters flew from the Vankor site in the direction of one of the oil fields: one carried heavy metalwork, the other - workers," the agency said. The interlocutor in the operational headquarters also said that the probable causes of the crash are technical malfunctions, improper condition of the units and assemblies of the helicopter. Versions about crew mistakes and difficult weather conditions are not excluded.
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