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Mi-2 helicopter with two people on board crashes in Sakhalin

September 09, 2013, 7:16 UTC+3
An Antonov An-2 plane was being prepared to fly from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to the accident site
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Photo ITAR-TASS

Photo ITAR-TASS

MOSCOW, September 9 (Itar-Tass) - A Mi-2 helicopter has fallen in the Dolinsky district of the Sakhalin Oblast of Russia.

The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry’s (EMERCOM) information department told Itar-Tass that the helicopter crashed 30 km northwest of the town of Dolinsk on the coast of the Sea of ··Okhotsk.

“According to preliminary data, there were two people on board - the pilot and a crewmember. Their fate is being ascertained,” said the source.

The EMERCOM specified that the information about the incident came from eyewitnesses. “They saw the helicopter falling. The Mi-2 helicopter burst into flames as it fell,” the ministry said.

According to the EMERCOM main department for the Sakhalin Oblast, the helicopter was monitoring the condition of local rivers.

An Antonov An-2 plane was being prepared to fly from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to the accident site. A response team of the EMERCOM main department for the Sakhalin Oblast was dispatched to the scene.

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