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A criminal case was filed over the crash of the Mi-8 helicopter in Chukotka
A criminal case has been opened in the Chukotka Autonomous Region over the crash of a Mi-8 helicopter belonging to military unit 42838. As military investigators suggest, the tragedy occurred due to violation of flight rules or preparation for them.
According to the press service of the GVSU SK Russia, at present, the site of the incident is being examined, and pre-flight documentation and fuel samples are being removed. So far, no defendants in the criminal case have been reported.
The accident occurred at a military airfield in the village of Coal Mine. May 26 at about 12 hours in local time, the MI-8 helicopter made a hard landing and caught fire. Four crew members were killed. Ministry of Defense put forward versionthat the cause of the accident could be a technical malfunction of the machine.