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IRKUTSK, August 7 (Itar-Tass) - A criminal case has been opened over the death of two people in the crash of a Robinson R-4 helicopter in Russia’s Siberian Irkutsk region, the press service of the East Siberian transport investigation department of the Russian Investigations Committee said on Wednesday.
According to the press service, the Robinson helicopter leased out by the Vitim Les company with two persons onboard disappeared in the Irkutsk region on Tuesday, when it was on its way from the town of Kirensk to the settlement of Davydovo. The helicopter crashed at 18:00 Moscow time.
“Fragments of the helicopter and the bodies of the pilot and the passenger were found seven kilometers south of the Davydkovo industrial zone,” the press service said.
An investigation is underway. The criminal case was opened on charges of violations of aircraft operation regulations and air traffic rule casing the death of two or more people (part 3, article 263 of the Russian Criminal Code).