Russian Military Helicopter Crashed; All 4 on Board Die
Earlier this morning, a Russian military helicopter that sprung out of control before crashing in a ball of flames, in a trending video caught the horrific Mi-8 incident in which all the four servicemen died at the main military and civilian airport near Anadyr in the country's easternmost region Chukotka.
preliminary report showed that the helicopter crashed moments after takeoff earlier and It rose to a height of around 50ft but appeared out of control from the beginning.
The video shows the Mi-8 swaying from side to side and apparently flipping moments before hitting the ground and bursting into flames. Thick black some was seen rising into the air from the crash site.
More footage shows firefighters dousing flames of the crashed helicopter. 'There were three crew members and one technician on board. All four died,' confirmed regional governor Roman Kopin.
The helicopter was attempting a test flight after undergoing repairs, according to reports. 'The reason for the accident could be a technical fault,' a defence ministry source told TASS.
Meanwhile two black boxes were found at the site, a Chukotka regional government representative told RIA Novosti news agency.
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