Two killed in Russian air crash

Arctic air tagedy

Arctic air tragedy Photo: Upstream

15 December 2014, News Wires – Two people have died and five others have been injured after a helicopter carrying workers from a Bashneft oilfield crashed in the Russian Arctic, regional authorities have confirmed.

The Nenets Automous Okrug (NAO) said that the Mi8 craft came down two kilometres after takeoff from the Trebs and Titov oilfields on 7 December.

The NAO said that one of the crew and one of the passengers lost their lives in the crash, while the other four passengers and one crew member were being treated for their injuries.


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