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District head: all people on board crashed helicopter in Transbaikal dead

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Baku, October 24, AZERTAC

All three people on board the Robinson helicopter that crashed in the Transbaikal Territory in East Siberia are dead, the head of the Baleisky District, Sergey Galchenko said, according to TASS.

The Transbaikal Territory’s regional department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told TASS earlier that the wreckage of the missing Robinson helicopter has been found in East Siberia.

"A Russian Interior Ministry Mi-8 helicopter discovered the wreckage of the helicopter in the Baleisky District," the statement said. "An operational Emergencies Ministry group has departed for the site."

The Robinson helicopter with three people on board bound from Zolotorechensk to Dzhalal-Kadai site in East Siberia’s Transbaikal Territory did not establish contact at a scheduled time on Sunday.

The three people on board were the pilot, the director general and the chief engineer of the Darhan company founded by helicopter owner, the Uryumkan gold miner.

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