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MOSCOW, February 8. /TASS/. The Russia Defense Ministry has confirmed the death of the crew - three pilots and a technician - of the Mi-8 helicopter that crashed in Russia’s Pskov region northwest of Moscow on Monday.
"The rescue team that reached the crash site reported the death of three pilots and a technician," the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The helicopter that belonged to an army unit deployed in the Pskov region was making a training flight when it lost contact with the ground services on Monday evening.
"According to preliminary information, the helicopter made a crash landing in a forest several kilometers off the airfield," the defense ministry said.
A source familiar with the situation told TASS the helicopter belonged to a military helicopter unit deployed at the Veretye airfield in the Pskov region.
The region’s deputy governor, Maxim Zhavoronkov, told TASS the governor had been informed about the crash.