Criminal case opened over another crash of Mi-8 helicopter in Russia
MOSCOW, May 26 (RAPSI) – A probe was launched on Tuesday into the crash of a military helicopter Mi-8 in the Chukotka Autonomous Region, according to a statement of the Investigatove Committee.
On May 26, the helicopter hard landed at a local aerdrome and flamed up. All 4 crew members died, the Investigative Committee reported.
The case is opened over violation of flight rules.
A week earlier another Mi-8 helicopter crashed in the Moscow Region. On the evening of May 19, the helicopter got off the airdrome in the town of Klin. About 25 minutes later, the crew failed to establish communication. During the search it was found that the helicopter crashed and its three crew members died, according to investigators.