The Mi-8 helicopter crashed in Yamal. On Board the aircraft, according to “Interfax” there were 20 passengers. According to TASS, the helicopter was carrying 22 people.

As notes “Interfax”, the helicopter arrived in New Urengoy schedule, communication with the crew was lost. “The fate of the passengers and crew members is established”, – said a source in law enforcement bodies.

The press in the emergency services said that the helicopter was flying from Vankor to New Urengoy, but the destination never arrived. Currently, communication with the crew there.

“The commander of the aircraft made contact and reported the emergency landing, there are survivors, then the connection was gone,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

“Previously, 80 km from Novy Urengoi in the Purovsky district made a hard landing helicopter Mi-8. The degree of its destruction and the fate of the passengers and crew members is established”, – said another source told journalists (quoted by TASS).

He noted that about a hard landing of helicopter Mi-8 on Yamal said the passenger. “The exact coordinates are set, communications with the crew there. On a hard landing was reported by the passenger of a helicopter,” the source said. According to him, it was from the passenger, it became known that the crew tried to land the Mi-8, but when it hit the ground he got at least damage.

Journalists , RIA “Novosti”, in turn citing a source in the emergency services of the region specify that the helicopter belongs to the airline “Skol”. The Agency reports that the aircraft allegedly crashed in the area of the Old Urengoy.

In the proposed area of the accident for rescue workers went. Status of passengers and crew info has not yet been reported.

Yamal crashed helicopter with 20 passengers 21.10.2016

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