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Four people died in the crash of a Mi-8 helicopter in Chukotka
26 May 2020, 10:24
Four people died in the crash of a Mi-8 helicopter in Chukotka
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Four crew members died during a hard landing of the Mi-8 helicopter at Anadyr airport in Chukotka. The cause of the crash of the helicopter, according to preliminary information from the regional government, was a technical malfunction.

Helicopter of one of the law enforcement institutions made a hard landing in the Chukchi airport and caught fire, reports Interfax referring to an informed source. According to the interlocutor of the agency, the cause of the disaster could be technical malfunctions during the test after maintenance.

The incident occurred due to a malfunction detected at a height of 30 meters, - the source said.

The county government also told TASS that the cause was aircraft malfunctions.

- Four people died. Previously, the cause of helicopter crash was technical failure, - TASS resulting the words of the representative of the administration.

According to RIA Novosti, the helicopter fell from a height of 15 meters. He made a control hover - he checked the engine in the air before sending it out to complete a task.