Mi-2 helicopter hard lands near Russia’s Rostov, one person died, one injured

Mi-2 helicopter hard lands near Russia’s Rostov, one person died, one injured
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  • calendar-gray 06 July 2020

A private Mi-2 helicopter has hard landed in Russia’s Rostov Region preliminary due to engine failure, the press service for regional emergency ministry said reporters Monday, one person died in the incident, while one more was injured, APA reports citing TASS.

"At 05:20 Moscow time, the main department of the Russian emergency ministry for the Rostov Region received information <…> that a private Mi-2 helicopter has a hard landing (preliminary reports suggest due to engine failure). The landing saw one people die, one get injured," the statement reads.

According to the ministry, 17 people are engaged in mitigating the consequences as well as five hardware units, including 12 people and 3 hardware units from the ministry.

A source in the regional response services told TASS that the flight mechanic aboard the helicopter died. "One person died, it was the flight mechanic," the source noted.

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