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Two dead in copter crash in Siberia

Other News Materials 5 July 2011 12:02
An Mi-8 helicopter crashed in the Russian Eastern Siberian Irkutsk region on Tuesday, killing two people, a spokesperson for the regional Emergencies Ministry said.
Two dead in copter crash in Siberia

An Mi-8 helicopter crashed in the Russian Eastern Siberian Irkutsk region on Tuesday, killing two people, a spokesperson for the regional Emergencies Ministry said, RIA Novosti reported.

There were 16 people, including three crewmembers, aboard the helicopter, the Emergencies Ministry spokesperson said.

A source in the Russian Aviation Committee (Rosaviatsia) said 14 people were injured in the accident.

The helicopter, owned by UTAir airline, was ferrying oil workers from the town of Ust-Kut to a drilling site.

According to the local authorities, the passengers worked for a subsidiary of state-owned oil giant Rosneft.

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