Yamal mourns over victims in helicopter crash

Baku, October 22, AZERTAC

Authorities of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, announced Saturday a mourning day over victims in the helicopter crash, TASS reports.

Nineteen passengers and three crewmembers were onboard the Mil Mi-8 helicopter of the Skol air company en route from Suzumskoye oil deposit in the Krasnoyarsk Krai to the settlement of Urengoy in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. The crash landing of the helicopter in 80 kilometers to the north-west of the Urengoy settlement was reported at 6:57pm Moscow time on October 21. On board the helicopter were 22 people - 19 of them died, including three crew members.

A total of 140 people and 20 units of equipment were involved in the search and rescue operation.

Investigation into the accident is under way.

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