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Search effort at Mi-8 crash site in Russia’s Far East over — rescuers

April 11, 7:04 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Investigators earlier confirmed the accident left six people dead

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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.

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