Two dead in Mi-8 helicopter crash in Russia’s Yamal - UPDATED

Two dead in Mi-8 helicopter crash in Russia’s Yamal - UPDATED
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  • calendar-gray 14 February 2020

 

A Mi-8 transport helicopter, carrying 10 people on board, has made a hard landing in Russia's northern Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, and two people are reported to be trapped in the aircraft, a representative of the region's emergency services said on Friday, APA reports citing Ria Novosti.

"A Mi-8 helicopter made a hard landing in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area. There were 10 people on board, two of them were crushed," the representative said.

He added that, according to preliminary information, the aircraft belonged to Russian charter operator Skol Airline.

The helicopter has broken blades, according to the Russian Emergency Ministry.

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