Russian National Guard Mil Mi-8 Helicopter Crashes Near St. Petersburg Killing 3 Onboard

Russian National Guard Mil Mi-8 Helicopter Crashes Near St. Petersburg Killing 3 Onboard
A Baltic Airlines Mil Mi-8P over the Peter and Paul Fortress Helipad (ULLQ), Igor Dvurekov – commons.wikimedia

A Russian National Guard Mil Mi-8 helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances in the Gatchina district, Leningrad region, near St. Petersburg.

The Mi-8, which belonged to the Russian National Guard (Rosgvardia), was carrying three crew members who were all killed in the crash, according to a spokesperson quoted by the local online news site Fontanka.

The helicopter went down in the Gatchina district of the Leningrad region in northwest Russia “following an air incident” while on a training flight, according to the same source.

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