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Helicopter reportedly crashes in Yamal, northwestern Siberia

November 02, 2014, 16:04 UTC+3 MOSCOW

According to early reports, it was a private helicopter on an unsanctioned flight

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© Press Service of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations/89.mchs.gov.ru

MOSCOW, November 2. /TASS/. A helicopter has reportedly crashed in the Yamal-Nenets autonomous area in northwestern Siberia, sources from the Urals transport investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee have told TASS.

“Information about casualties is being updated,” they said. Earlier, a law enforcement source told Tass an eyewitness had reported about the crash of a Mi-2 helicopter, but communication with him was lost in the midst of the telephone call.

He said the eyewitness told him that he had seen a helicopter crash. According to early reports, it was a private helicopter on an unsanctioned flight.

Rescuers have been sent to the crash scene. TASS cannot officially confirm the report at the moment.

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