Russian Investigators Open Criminal Probe Into Flight Rules Breach After Mi-8 Catastrophe


“A criminal investigation has been opened for an offense … ‘violation of rules of flights or preparations for them’, after the catastrophe with the Mi-8 helicopter,” the Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, the Mi-8 military helicopter made a hard landing in the Chukotka Autonomous Area in Russia’s Far East, when it was conducting a training flight. Four people were killed, according to the Russian Defenсe Ministry.

Experts are currently studying the site of the incident, and expropriating pre-flight documentation and fuel samples, the committee added.

Sputnik / Igor Ageenko

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