Woman killed in helicopter crash in Italy identified as Russian athlete

Woman killed in helicopter crash in Italy identified as Russian athlete
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  • calendar-gray 25 July 2019

A woman who died in a helicopter crash near Italy’s Gorgona Island has been identified as Russian marathon runner Yekaterina Karkhina, 28, APA reports referring to TASS.

According to the paper, the athlete was travelling together with Maxim Sychev who is considered missing.

Karkhina repeatedly competed in marathon races in Italy and won some of them.

According to the Italian media, the Russians’ private helicopter, en route from Lake Como to Sardinia’s Olbia, crashed into the sea near Gorgona Island in Livorno province after a short stopover in the province of Massa Carrara. An investigation into the crash is underway.

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