Ministry: Mi-28 military helicopter crashes in Russia's south

Ministry: Mi-28 military helicopter crashes in Russia's south
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  • calendar-gray 12 December 2019

A Mi-28 attack helicopter has crashed in the Krasnodar region in Russia's south killing everyone on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement released on Thursday, APA reports citing TASS.

"On 11 December 2019, at around 11pm Moscow time, a Mi-28 helicopter crashed when fulfilling a training flight in the dark in difficult meteorological conditions in the Krasnodar region near the Korenovsk aerodrome," the defense ministry said.

"A commission of High Command of the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces was dispatched to the crash site to investigate the reasons and circumstances of the incident," the ministry added.

The defense ministry said that the helicopter's pilot and navigator died in the crash. The helicopter flight was carried out in difficult meteorological conditions. The defense ministry noted that the helicopter did not carry any ammunition during the flight.

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