MOSCOW, April 11. /TASS/. Rescuers have completed their search effort at the crash site of the Mi-8 helicopter in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk.
"As of 13:15 local time (06:16 Moscow time), the search effort at the crash site has been completed. Investigative procedures are now being carried out," said a source in the Russian emergencies ministry’s main directorate in the Khabarovsk region.
Investigators earlier confirmed the accident left six people dead.
A total of 219 people and 31 pieces of equipment are dealing with the aftermath of the accident. The fire at the crash site has already been put out.
The Mi-8 helicopter, owned by the Vostok air carrier, crashed in the city of Khabarovsk while on a training flight. It had six crew members on board, all of them died. The helicopter caught fire on impact, its fragments were scattered at a territory with the radius of about 1 km.
A criminal case was launched into the accident.