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A civil helicopter crashed in a radio center in Khabarovsk. There are deceased.

MI-8 belongs to the airline "Vostok"

A civil helicopter crashed in a radio center in Khabarovsk. There are deceased.
Photo: Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations for Khabarovsk Territory

The MI-8 helicopter crashed (according to the investigation, it made a hard landing) on ​​April 11, Wednesday at 11.30 local time. A helicopter crash near st. Antenna and Surgical were caught by eyewitnesses. According to our correspondent, who is now at the site, the place is cordoned off, all emergency services are working, deputies and journalists have arrived. The helicopter crashed into a vacant lot on the antenna field. No people or structures on the ground were harmed.  


Photo: work at the site of the tragedy. EMERCOM of Russia in the Khabarovsk Territory. 

"There were 6 people on board, passengers and crew members, all of them died. At the moment, the bodies have already been recovered, work continues," said Ekaterina Potvorova, head of the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry's Main Directorate for the Khabarovsk Territory, to 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 it hit the ground, the helicopter caught fire, and its fragments were scattered over a large area. Rescuers, firefighters, an ambulance, representatives of the Vostok airline are working behind the cordon. Investigators from the Far East Department of the Transport Administration of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation began an investigation into the fact of a hard landing of the MI-8 helicopter on the grounds of a crime under Part 1 of Article 263 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of traffic safety rules and the operation of air transport).

As part of the check, all the circumstances of the helicopter crash are clarified, based on the results of which a procedural decision will be made. 

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Photo Shoot: Dmitry Korolyov

UPD 13: 30 (time xBR)

A criminal case was initiated into the crash of the MI-8 helicopter. Part 3 of Article 263 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of traffic safety rules and the operation of air transport).

The investigation considers three main versions of the aircraft crash: weather conditions (today there is heavy rain in Khabarovsk, wind gusts up to 12 m / s, and eyewitnesses noted fog in the area of ​​the crash - East Russia), a technical malfunction of the vessel or a piloting 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 the authorized bodies. To eliminate the consequences of the MI-8 helicopter crash, 219 people and 31 pieces of equipment were involved, from the Russian Emergencies Ministry - 153 people and 16 pieces of equipment, reported to Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic ofsia in the Khabarovsk Territory.

UPD 14:00 (time xbr)

Vostok Airlines, which owns the crashed aircraft, has not yet commented on the information, specifying that an investigation is underway and that the crashed MI-8 was not leased that morning, according to some media reports.  

Vostok Airlines performs regular air transportation to the northern and remote areas of the Khabarovsk Territory, takes part in the implementation of oil and gas pipeline construction projects, and has many years of experience in major transnational projects. In addition, Vostok Airlines regularly performs flights on orders from the Khabarovsk Territorial Center for Disaster Medicine, the election commission of the Khabarovsk Territory, various geological exploration expeditions, environmental projects and energy companies. Long-standing partnerships have developed with the Far Eastern Forest Protection Aviation Base.

At present, Vostok Airlines JSC uses Mi-8T, Mi-8P and Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters. Transport helicopters Mi-8T and Mi-8MTV-1 can be used for a variety of tasks, including cargo and passenger transportation, aerial visual flight, emergency medical evacuation and many others. Modern aeronautical equipment allows you to fly at any time of the day and even in difficult meteorological conditions - says on Online company. 

UPD 14:15 (hbr time)

According to the dispatching service of the Khabarovsk Territory, on board the helicopter that crashed today in Khabarovsk were:

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.

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