UPDATE - At least 6 killed, 9 injured in helicopter crash in Russia's Altai Republic

UPDATE - At least 6 killed, 9 injured in helicopter crash in Russia's Altai Republic

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

CHANGES HEADLINE & LEDE, UPDATES WITH NEW INFORMATION ON HELICOPTER CRASH, EDITS THROUGHOUT

By Burc Eruygur

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

"According to updated information, there were 16 people on board a private helicopter that crashed in the Altai Republic: nine were injured, six died, one does not need medical care," the country's Emergency Situations Ministry said in a statement on Telegram.

“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,” a statement issued earlier by the ministry said.

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