WORLD Helicopter crash kills 18 in Russia: report


Helicopter crash kills 18 in Russia: report

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11:59, August 04, 2018


A military MI-8 helicopter (File photo: AFP/Mladen Antonov)

A helicopter crash in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region has killed all 18 people on board, the regional emergency services said in a statement on Saturday.

"At 10:20 a.m. (0320 GMT) on August 4, 2018, an Mi-8 helicopter performed a hard landing in Turukhansk district 2 kilometers from the village of Igarka," the statement read.

The crash was possibly caused by technical failure and a pilot's error. The helicopter fell apart and caught fire, according to the statement.

The helicopter flew 2 km before it crashed. There were 15 passengers and three crew members on board. No one survived, said the statement.  

(Source: Xinhua)

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