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Two die in Russian helicopter crash

Posted by on February 6, 2011 0 Comment

Moscow, Feb 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two people were killed when a helicopter crashed in Russia’s southern republic of Kalmykia, authorities said Sunday.

The Mi-2 helicopter crashed Saturday at 23:00 Moscow time (20:00 GMT).

The crew had landed the helicopter due to a technical malfunction and the flight engineer fixed the problem.

But after the crew took off again the helicopter could not stay in the air and crashed on the ground, a source in the local law enforcement bodies said.

The helicopter belonged to the All-Russia Defense Sports and Technical Organization.

The pilot and a flight engineer died in the crash.

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