At least 6 injured as Russian Mi-8 helicopter crash-lands in Krasnoyarsk - UPDATED -1

At least 6 injured as Russian Mi-8 helicopter crash-lands in Krasnoyarsk - <span class=UPDATED -1'>
# 25 December 2019 11:55 (UTC +04:00)

The helicopter which belongs to the Krasnoyarsk Airlines company with 24 people on board fell while taking off from an airfield in the remote settlement of Baykit due to a snow tornado that damaged the tail boom, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"Six people were injured. Four of them are being examined by doctors, two others are undergoing surgery. The condition of all those injured is assessed as moderate, they mostly have fractures", a representative of the regional department of the Health Ministry said.

The local emergency services stated that at least three people were injured when the copter made a rough landing. The captain of the aircraft was sent to a hospital.

***11:03

The helicopter which belongs to the Krasnoyarsk Airlines company with 29 people on board fell while taking off from an airfield in the remote settlement of Baykit, APA reports.

"According to preliminary data, two passengers and the captain of the aircraft were injured", a source stated.

The local emergency services stated that at least three people were injured when the copter made a rough landing. The captain of the aircraft was sent to a hospital.

***10:35

According to emergency services, at least three people were injured when the copter made a rough landing in the remote settlement of Baykit, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"According to preliminary data, two passengers and the captain of the aircraft were injured", a source stated.

The helicopter which belongs to the Krasnoyarsk Airlines company fell while taking off from the airfield. Reports also suggest that the tail boom of the helicopter was damaged; however, it is not clear what exactly caused the incident.

An investigation into the crash-landing is underway.

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