Helicopter Crash Kills 18 In Russia


Moscow: In a tragic incident on Saturday, a helicopter crash killed 18 people onboard, including its three pilots. The incident occured in Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk region.

According to Xinhua news agency, a Mi-8 copter made a harsh landing in Turukhansk district, which is located two kilometres away from the village of Igarka, earlier in the day.

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The authorities believe that the crash happened due to the technical failure and a pilot’s error. The rotorcraft fell apart after losing balance and immediately caught fire.

This is the second such incident that has occurred within a week. On August 1, an Aeromexico commercial flight carrying 97 passengers and four crew members crashed
in the Mexican state of Durango. However, no deaths were reported yet.