Russian Mi-8 air crash: 15 people killed, 10 in intensive care

12:50, 26 November 2015
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Fifteen people were reportedly killed in the air crash of the Mi-8 helicopter in the north of Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, spokesman of the West Siberian Transport Prosecutor's Office Oksana Gorbunova said on Thursday, Russian information agency RIA Novosti reported.

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"At the moment, 15 people are killed, while another ten were taken to the intensive care; one person is being pulled out of the destroyed fuselage of the helicopter," she said.

On November 26, the Mi-8 helicopter of the Turuhan airline made a hard landing in the Turukhansky district of Krasnoyarsk region.

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Meanwhile, the first pictures from the crash site were published on the Internet.

It is possible to see the helicopter lying in the snow, as well as its fragments.

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