Russian Helicopter Mi-8 Crash Claims Seven Lives

Seven people were killed and three others wounded when a helicopter crashed in Russia's Siberian region, according to the state-run RIA-Novosti news agency.

The Mil Mi-8 helicopter crashed in Russia's Omsk region, the news agency reported, citing the Russian prosecutor general office's investigative committee. The crash happened as the helicopter caught fire while it was landing about noon local time (1 a.m. ET), RIA-Novosti said.

The helicopter was delivering workers to a drilling site, and belonged to Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant, the news agency said, citing Russia's federal air transport agency, Rosaviatsia.

Six bodies had been recovered at the crash site, the agency said, and the hurt were sent to a hospital in the town of Tara, Rosaviatsia told RIA-Novosti.
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