MOSCOW, June 01, /ITAR-TASS/. As many as 17 people, including four crew members, were onboard the Mi-8 helicopter that crashed in Russia’s northwestern Murmansk region, police sources told Itar-Tass, citing updated reports.
“There were 17 people, not 19 or 18. One of the crew, technician Volkov, did not fly,” the source said.
Thus, only two persons have survived the crash. There were taken to hospital. “According to preliminary data, the rest 15 people died. The bodies of five crash victims have been found,” the police said.
The helicopter sank in Lake Munozero at a depth of from two to five metres.