Russia: 18 killed in helicopter crash

Siberia: A helicopter crash in Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk region has killed as many as 18 people, including three pilots.

According to China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua, a Mi-8 copter made a harsh landing in Turukhansk district, which is located two kilometres away from the village of Igarka, earlier in the day.

The authorities believe that the crash happened due to the technical failure and a pilot’s error. The rotorcraft fell apart after losing balance and immediately caught fire.

This is the second such incident that has occurred within a week.

On August 1, an Aeromexico commercial flight carrying 97 passengers and four crew members crashed in the Mexican state of Durango. However, no deaths were reported, according to CNN. (ANI)