Two killed in helicopter crash

This helicopter with registration number RA-06138 crashed two kilometers from the Trebs and Titov oil fields on Sunday.

The Mi-8 helicopter fell down just after takeoff from the Trebs and Titov oilfields on the Nenets tundra on Sunday.


The helicopter belonging to the Second Arkhangelsk Aviation group had a crew of three and four passengers, regional authorities in Nenets AO reports

Two of those onboard, the flight engineer and one passenger, died instantly, while the five injured were taken by another helicopter to Narjan-Mar for medical treatment reports Itar-Tass.

The helicopter was on a chartered flight bringing oil workers from the Trebs and Titov oil field operated by Bashneft Polyus.

Mi-8 is is among the world’s most-produced helicopters and the most commonly used in Russia. Designed in Soviet times, a total of 17,000 units where built from 1961 till today.

In June, 16 people died when another Mi-8 helicopter crashed in a lake on the Kola Peninsula. The helicopter was carrying top regional officials and senior company officials from the mining company in Apatity.