Illustration: The Mi-2 is a small, turbine-powered transport helicopter / Photo from UNIAN

A pilot has been killed as a Mi-2 helicopter crashed near the village of Yabluchne in Sumy region while spraying corn fields with chemicals on Sunday, July 14.

The incident was reported at 15:29 Kyiv time on July 14, Ukraine's State Emergency Situations Service (SESS) said.

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Nine SESS workers and three units of equipment are on the crash site, it said.

An investigation is underway.

The Mi-2 is a small, turbine-powered transport helicopter.

The Mi-2 crash site / Photo from dsns.gov.ua