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Russia: helicopter crashes during a training flight

All the six occupants killed -VIDEO

A Vostok company Mil Mi-8PS-9 helicopter (Registration: RA-24640) crashed this morning on the Khabarovsk's outskirts, in Far Eastern Russia.

The helicopter would have hit an antenna during a training flight and then crashed into the ground. It is assumed that possible causes of the accident may lie in adverse weather conditions, in a technical failure or in a pilot error.

All six occupants died while the vehicle was destroyed in the fire that broke out following the crash. A day of mourning will be observed tomorroy (April 12th) in respect for the victims.

Below, the video related to the incident:

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