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.
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.