Prowling Amur tiger nabbed near Russian Far Eastern city of VladivostokSociety & Culture October 27, 13:55
Russian experts create "smart foil" for mounting transducersScience & Space October 27, 13:54
Caspian Flotilla ships return from long-distance voyageMilitary & Defense October 27, 13:33
Russian senator urges probe into children death in Syria’s IdlibRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 27, 13:32
Putin awards Emir Kusturica with Order of FriendshipSociety & Culture October 27, 13:20
Moscow court upholds arrest of Ukrainian accused of spyingWorld October 27, 13:18
UN-OPCW report on Syrian chemical attacks 'gives no ground for sanctions'Russian Politics & Diplomacy October 27, 13:00
Press review: Russia-US jointly freeing Raqqa and falling alcohol importsPress Review October 27, 13:00
Launch of Soyuz MS-03 space vehicle to ISS postponed till Nov 17Science & Space October 27, 12:18
MOSCOW, March 16 (Itar-Tass) - A Mi-8 helicopter crashed in Chechnya when landing in Khankala, Grozny's suburbs, under poor visibility conditions, the Russian Investigative Committee (SK) told Itar-Tass.
On Saturday morning, at about 05:00, a Mi-8 helicopter of Military Unit 2464 crashed when landing at the Khankala airfield in poor visibility after it carried out a military mission. Three crewmembers died in the crash, and one with a head injury, an open shinbone fracture and other injuries is hospitalized, an SK source said.
The SK 505th military investigation department based in Khankala has opened a criminal case on charges of violation of the flight safety regulations.
The helicopter was almost completely destroyed in the crash.
Military investigators are examining the site. Documents are taken from the military base for the investigation into the case.
Earlier, the Southern Military District Prosecutor's Office said the helicopter belonged to border guard troops and the victims were border guards.