The result of the crash of helicopter Mi-8 on Yamal killed 21 people, reports RIA “Novosti” citing a source in emergency services of the region. One person, according to preliminary data, managed to survive.
According to TASS, also citing a source in the emergency services of the region in a helicopter crash 19 people killed, three managed to survive. Initially, the rescuers found one victim and took him by helicopter to Urengoy, then found two more.
As reported “Interfax” with reference to the press service of the Ural Department of internal Affairs on transport, on Board the aircraft there were 22 passengers and three crew members. If this information is reliable, then a few missing.
The helicopter crashed late on Friday evening, October 21. The aircraft was carrying employees of a contractor of “Rosneft” on the route suzunskoe field – Novy Urengoy, reported “Interfax” in the Corporation. After the first reports about the accident, it was specified that the helicopter belonging to airline “Falcon”, made a hard landing, after landing, he fell to his side.
The cause of the accident is still unknown significantly. As one version is considered flying in bad weather conditions. Exactly the cause of the accident can be claimed after decoding the “black boxes”. They found, experts assessed their state as good.
In the area of falling of the helicopter employs more than 140 people and about 20 units of rescue equipment. When it directly to the crash site the rescuers reached on foot. “There began the forest, and it is impossible to continue the monitoring of the area by car. They will walk into the woods with flashlights,” – said in the MOE. The Investigative Committee began preliminary examination.