Three Dead in Army Copter Crash in Chechnya

RIA Novosti
Saturday 16th March, 2013

PYATIGORSK, March 16 (RIA Novosti) – A military helicopter crashed in the Russian republic of Chechnya on early Saturday, killing three of four people on board, a law enforcement official told RIA Novosti. The incident is tentatively blamed on heavy fog in the vicinity of the Khankala military base and not terrorist activity in the once-volatile North Caucasus republic, the official said on condition of anonymity. Only crew members were on board of the Mi-8 helicopter at the time of the crash, the unnamed official said, adding that the surviving pilot was hospitalized. A check was ongo…

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