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MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. No exact location of a Mi-8 helicopter crash landing site has been established as of yet. Rescuers are heading to a presumable crash site in Russia’s Yamal-Nenets autonomous area, a source in the local law enforcement agencies told TASS on Friday. According to Russian Air Transport Service, 25 people, including 3 crew members, were onboard Mi-8 helicopter.
"The exact location is being established. The crew is out of contact. The crash landing was reported by a passenger," the source said, adding that, according to the passenger, the crew had made a landing attempt but the helicopter had at least been damaged when it hit the ground. So far, we have no further data. There were 22 people, including the crew, aboard the helicopter.
Presumably, the helicopter crash landed some 80 kilometers of the city of Novy Urengoi. So far, there is no information either about possible damages or casualties is available.
The MI-8 was flying from Vankor to Novy Urengoi. Radio contact with the rotorcraft was lost soon after the takeoff. The helicopter did not arrived at its destination at due time.