The Mi-28 attack helicopter of the Russian Armed Forces crashed in Russia's Krasnodar Area, leaving both crew members on board dead.
Russia's Defense Ministry has confirmed the accident and the death of the pilots, Russia's Interfax news outlet wrote on December 12.
According to official reports, the accident occurred in difficult weather conditions near the Korenovsk airfield at about 23:00 (Moscow time) on Wednesday, December 11.
The Russian ministry said the Mi-28 was on a training flight carrying no ammo. No destruction to ground objects was reported.
Deputy commander of the 55th helicopter regiment for flight training Alexander Sklyankin and second pilot, squadron commander Ruslan Kushnirenko, were on board the helicopter, Telegram Channel 112 said.
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