6 killed in helicopter crash in Russia's Altai Republic

6 killed in helicopter crash in Russia's Altai Republic

Mi-8 helicopter touched electrical wires while landing, says Russian Emergency Situations Ministry

By Burc Eruygur

ISTANBUL (AA) – At least six people were killed and seven others injured on Thursday after a helicopter crashed in the Russian Republic of Altai.

“In the village of Tyungur, Ust-Koksinsky District, an aircraft crashed and caught fire while landing. According to the preliminary information, the helicopter touched electrical wires. The information is being specified,” a statement by Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said on Telegram.

The statement said that 13 people were on board the private Mi-8 helicopter, of whom six were killed, according to preliminary data.

A later statement by the ministry said the fire was extinguished.

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