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MOSCOW, April 6 (Itar-Tass) —— A helicopter Bell-407 crashed in the Nizhnekamsk Region of Tatarstan, the press service of the emergency situation department in Tatarstan told Itar-Tass on Friday. The report about the incident came in the duty service of the emergency situation department at 11:30 Moscow time on Friday. The call came from the Kazan-Orenburg highway near Blagodatnoye in the Nizhnekamsk Region of the republic.
No casualties were reported yet. According to preliminary reports, the helicopter belonged to the air company Akbars-aero in Bugulma.
An operational team of Tatar emergency workers, as well as policemen and firemen flied to the incident site. 34 emergency workers and 12 pieces of machinery were involved in the search for the helicopter.
The pilot of a helicopter, which crashed in Tatarstan, died, a source in the republican emergency situation department told Itar-Tass by phone on Friday. No casualties or destroyed buildings were reported on the ground, the source said.
Only the pilot was onboard the helicopter. The helicopter was not carrying any passengers.