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Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia kills 18: Ministry

Moscow on Saturday said 18 people were killed when a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil station in northern Siberia in the early hours of the morning

world Updated: Aug 04, 2018 13:50 IST
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(FILES) This file photo taken on March 23, 2014 shows a Mi-17 helicopter.
(FILES) This file photo taken on March 23, 2014 shows a Mi-17 helicopter.(AFP)
         

Moscow on Saturday said 18 people were killed when a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil station in northern Siberia in the early hours of the morning.

The Russian Transport Ministry said the Mi-8 helicopter carrying three crew members and 15 passengers crashed when it collided with machinery carried by another helicopter soon after takeoff.

It added that the second helicopter landed safely and that the accident took place in “normal” weather conditions.

First Published: Aug 04, 2018 13:48 IST

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