A Mil Mi-8AMT helicopter of KrasAvia, operating flight SSJ9663, crashed on takeoff from Baykit Airport (UNIB, Russia. There were 21 passengers and three crew members on board.
“Six people were injured. Four of them are being examined by doctors, two others are undergoing surgery. The condition of all those injured is assessed as moderate, they mostly have fractures”, a representative of the regional department of the Health Ministry said.
The number of those wounded in the crash later rose up to 15.
Кадры с места жесткой посадки Ми-8 в Красноярском крае. На борту были 24 человека, в том числе три члена экипажа. При взлете вертолет попал в снежный вихрь и совершил приземление. Пострадали шесть человек, они находятся в состоянии средней степени тяжести pic.twitter.com/r1kVEKxlRY
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The local emergency services stated that at least three people were injured when the copter made a rough landing. The captain of the aircraft was sent to a hospital.
Rescue workers are operating on the site using five units of equipment, the regional department of the Emergencies Ministry told reporters.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.