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A civil helicopter crashed in a radio center in Khabarovsk. There are deceased.
MI-8 belongs to the airline "Vostok"
The helicopter MI-8 crashed (according to the investigation - made a hard landing) 11 April, Wednesday at 11.30 local time. The helicopter crash near Antenna and Surgical eyewitnesses found. According to our correspondent, who is now in place, the place is cordoned off, all emergency services are working, deputies and journalists have arrived. The helicopter fell in the wasteland on the antenna field. People or structures on earth have not suffered.
Photo: work at the site of the tragedy. EMERCOM of Russia in the Khabarovsk Territory.
"On board there were 6 people, passengers and crew members, all of them died." At the moment the bodies have already been extracted, the work continues, "Ekaterina Potvorova, the head of the press service of the EMERCOM of Russia in the Khabarovsk Territory, told East Russia.
"The helicopter flew, caught this tower in the fog, and now it was banging, burning. Here, behind the fence of meters 200-250 from us, no more "- reported in his video witnesses of the incident.
Eyewitnesses said that when they hit the ground the helicopter caught fire, and its fragments scattered over a large area. Behind the cordon are rescuers, firemen, ambulance, representatives of the airline "Vostok". Investigators of the Far Eastern Military District on transport of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation began checking the fact of a hard landing of the MI-8 helicopter on the basis of the crime provided for in part 1 Article 263 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of safety rules for the movement and operation of air transport).
As part of the inspection, all the circumstances of the helicopter crash are cleared up, which will result in a procedural decision.
Photo Shoot: Dmitry Korolyov
UPD 13: 30 (time xBR)
A criminal case was opened on the fact of the fall of the helicopter MI-8. ч.3 st.263 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of the rules of traffic safety and operation of air transport).
The investigation considers three main versions of the crash of the aircraft: weather conditions (today in Khabarovsk heavy rain, gusts of wind up to 12 m / s, and in the wreckage eyewitnesses noted fog - East Russia) technical malfunction of the vessel or pilot error, reported in Far Eastern SS on transport of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.
Search activities at the crash site of the MI-8 helicopter in the city of Khabarovsk have been completed. Operative and investigative actions are carried out by authorized bodies. To eliminate the consequences of the crash of the MI-8 helicopter, 219 people and 31 units of equipment were brought in, from the EMERCOM of Russia - 153 man and 16 units of equipment, reported in Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic ofsia in the Khabarovsk Territory.
UPD 14:00 (time xbr)
The JSC Vostok Air Company, which owns the crashed aircraft, has not yet commented on the information, specifying that an investigation is under way, and that the fallen MI-8 was not leased this morning, some media reported.
Vostok air company carries out regular air transportation to the northern and hard-to-reach areas of the Khabarovsk Territory, takes part in the implementation of oil and gas pipeline construction projects, and has many years of experience in the largest transnational projects. In addition, the Vostok airline regularly performs flights on the orders of the Khabarovsk Territorial Center for Disaster Medicine, the Khabarovsk Territory Electoral Commission, various geological exploration expeditions, environmental projects and energy companies. Long-standing partnership relations have developed with the Far Eastern aviation base for forest protection.
At present, JSC "Airline" Vostok "uses helicopters Mi-8T, Mi-8P and Mi-8MTV-1. Transport helicopters Mi-8T and Mi-8MTV-1 can be used for various tasks, including cargo transportation, aerovisual flight, emergency medical evacuation and many others. Modern air navigation equipment allows you to fly at any time of the day and even in difficult meteorological conditions. Online company.
UPD 14: 15 (time xBR)
1. Shtanko Alexey Vladimirovich, checking, 1976 gp
2. Makarov Dmitry Nikolaevich, commander of the crew, 1973 b.
3. Ermakov Anton Anatolyevich, commander of the crew, 1979 b.
4. Posokhov Viktor Fedorovich, commander of the crew, 1968 b.
5. Beard Yuri Nikolayevich, flight mechanic, 1963 b.
6. Ulyanov Igor Vladimirovich, co-pilot, 1985 b.