An EMERCOM helicopter Mi-8 crashed during a training flight. Crew - 3 people were killed. At the last moment the pilots took the helicopter falling to the side of the houses. Rescuers found the black boxes of the helicopter. He crashed in the suburbs.
The fire at the crash site, put out another night. Helicopter Mi-8 of EMERCOM of Russia landed about one hundred meters from the power line. The accident occurred during a training flight. Weather conditions in which the helicopter crashed, was difficult but not critical. All the three dead crew members were experienced pilots who have participated in search and rescue operations not only in Russia but also abroad. The crew chief was the head of the Zhukovsky air rescue center of EMERCOM Roman Frolov.
The impact area of the helicopter quite densely populated. Cities and towns located here close to each other. Apparently, the crew tried to the last to divert the helicopter from houses and from roads. Bodies of pilots found to have already been found and the black boxes. Final conclusions about the causes of the disaster can be done only after examining their data. Major versions now two: piloting error and technical failure. At the scene of the helicopter crash, investigators are working.
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