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Helicopter hard landing leaves three injured in Russia’s Kamchatka

A Mil Mi-8 helicopter was carrying tourists, according to the source

MOSCOW, August 13. /TASS/. A Mil Mi-8 helicopter carrying tourists has made a hard landing in Russia’s Kamchatka region, leaving three injured, regional Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Khabarov told TASS on Tuesday.

"Three people suffered injuries in the accident. Two of them have broken legs, while the third one sustained a neck injury," he said. 

The helicopter, en route from the Kozyrevsk settlement to the Valley of Geysers, made a crash landing in the Kronotsky Nature Reserve area earlier in the day. The helicopter’s passengers were tourists who had planned to stay at the Dzenzur tourist center located on the banks of the Zhupanova River.

Khabarov added that a helicopter carrying emergency workers had been sent to evacuate the tourists.