Six dead in helicopter crash in Russia’s Far East
Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS
Six crew members were killed in a helicopter crash in the Russian city of Khabarovs, TASS reports, quoting the Far Eastern transport investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee.
A criminal case has been launched into the violation of air transport safety rules.
“The investigation looks into three major versions of the accident: weather conditions, technical malfunction or pilot error,” the department said in a statement.
According to the statement, a Mi-8 helicopter of the Vostok air carrier crashed on the Vyborgskaya street in the Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk at about 11:00 local time (4:00 Moscow time) while on a training flight.