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Helicopter crashes in East Siberia, five killed

Five people, including the governor of the Irkutsk Region, were killed in a helicopter crash in East Siberia, the emergencies ministry said on Sunday.

world Updated: May 11, 2009 08:18 IST

Five people, including the governor of the Irkutsk Region, were killed in a helicopter crash in East Siberia, the emergencies ministry said on Sunday.

The helicopter, which was performing a regular observation flight, crashed early Sunday southeast of Irkutsk.

Igor Yesipovsky, 49, was appointed governor of the Irkutsk Region in November 2008.

An investigation into the incident has been launched.

First Published: May 11, 2009 08:17 IST