4 killed in helicopter crash in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region

Four people were killed in the crash of a light AS350 helicopter in the Khanty-Mansi autonomous region on Nov. 29

Four people were killed in the crash of a light AS350 helicopter in the Khanty-Mansi autonomous region on Nov. 29, press service head of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry department in the Khanty-Mansi autonomous region Vadim Simonenko told Interfax.

"A district police officer who arrived at the crash scene confirmed that four out of five people onboard were dead. Information about another person is being verified, he said.

"The helicopter suffered heavy damage; it burst into pieces," Simonenko said.

According to earlier reports, the AS350 helicopter crash-landed 65 kilometers from Khanty-Mansiysk, near the town of Kedrovoye.

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