One Dead After Mi-2 Helicopter Makes Hard Landing in Russia

One Dead After Mi-2 Helicopter Makes Hard Landing in Russia

“In the settlement of Kirsalovo, a private Mi-2 helicopter conducted a heavy landing while working on rice paddies,” a ministry representative told journalists.

According to preliminary research, an engine failure caused the crash. One person has been confirmed dead and another person has suffered injuries, according to the ministry.

A representative from the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations later stated that an operation is ongoing to lift the crashed helicopter from a pool of water in the fields.

“At present, rescuers have begun a recovery operation to lift the helicopter,” the ministry representative said.

The ministry has confirmed that 17 rescuers are at the scene of the incident aiding with the recovery.

Sputnik / Sergei Veniavskiy

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