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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, March 26 (Itar-Tass) – The crew of the Mi-8 helicopter that on Tuesday morning made a hard landing at the Uzon site in the Kronotsky Nature Reserve in Kamchatka, has been evacuated to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The pilots do not need medical attention, spokeswoman for the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry’s (EMERCOM) main department for the Kamchatka Territory Yulia Ananyeva told Itar-Tass.
Representatives of the commission investigating the aircraft incident, appointed by the interregional territorial air transport department of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) have been working at the incident scene. They are establishing the causes and circumstances of the incident.
According to the Transport Prosecutor’s Office of the Kamchatka Territory, the Mi-8 helicopter with tail number RA-22986, owned by Kamchatka Airlines, on Tuesday was performing a commercial flight from the Atlasovo settlement to Uzon. The helicopter carried three crewmembers and 3.2 tonnes of building materials. At about 10:00 a.m., local time (02:00 MSK) during landing “in normal weather conditions” at the terminal point the helicopter rolled over onto its side. According to preliminary information, the tail boom and rotor of the helicopter were damaged.
The Transport Prosecutor’s Office is conducting a general supervisory check over the incident.