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One dies, two injured in emergency helicopter landing

December 20, 2011, 11:41 UTC+3

Supposedly, one died in the accident

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MOSCOW, December 20 (Itar-Tass) —— According to the preliminary information, one died in the emergency Mi-26 helicopter landing in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area.

Supposedly, one died in the accident. He is in the helicopter, which is in smoke. His body has not been recovered from there yet, a source of the press service of the Emergencies Ministry's Urals regional centre told Itar-Tass by telephone.

Seven people were aboard the Mi-26. Two of them were injured.

The UTair airline helicopter carrying 15 tonnes of diesel fuel made an emergency landing near the settlement of Tailakovo. The circumstances have yet to be established.

A police source said earlier that seven people were injured.

A Mi-8 helicopter of the UTair airline with medical specialists aboard flew out from Surgut to take the injured people, and a Nizhnevartovskavia Mi-8 with rescuers left Nizhnevartovsk for the site.




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