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Helicopter fragments found in 100-m range

July 05, 2013, 8:13 UTC+3

Six dead bodies and remains of bodies are recovered from the crash site

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VLADIVOSTOK, July 5 (Itar-Tass) - Fragments of the Mi-8 helicopter that crashed in Yakutia are found in a range of about 100 m. The helicopter made a hard landing on a hill slope covered with moss at a height of 125 m, the press service of the Russian Investigative Committee’s East Siberian regional transport investigation department said, citing the updated information about the crash, in which 24 people died.

A group of investigators together with specialists of the Interstate Aviation Committee are continuing to examine the area. Six dead bodies and remains of bodies are recovered from the crash site. The victims will be identified in forensic medical examinations, the press service said.

Relatives of the passengers are questioned, and DNA samples are taken from them for the identification.

The investigation work is continuing to establish all the circumstances of the accident.

The Mi-8 helicopter crashed in the Ust-Yana district of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) on July 2.

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