Date: 3 months ago   Category: Incidents

Rescuers go to the place of falling of Mi-8 in the Irkutsk region - RIA Novosti, 9/3/2018


Mi-8 helicopter. Archival photo
IRKUTSK, 3 Sep – RIA Novosti. The MI-8 helicopter of Angara airline which was gone on Sunday in the Irkutsk region is found fallen in the hilly terrain, rescuers go to the place of falling, the representative of SRTs Ministry of Emergency Situations.© RIA Novosti / Igor Onuchin Pereyti in an image bank Near Mi-8 which has fallen in the Irkutsk region has reported to RIA Novosti isn't present людейВ Sunday of SK has reported that the Mi-8 helicopter of the Irkutsk airline "Angara" has taken off from the city of Ust Kut for exploration works, but at the scheduled time the crew hasn't contacted. It is known that onboard there are three crew members. During search operation it has become clear that the helicopter has fallen in the hilly terrain at distance of 290 kilometers from the city of Ust Kut. From air it was succeeded to establish that the board is destroyed. "The helicopter of the Ministry of Emergency Situations with five rescuers has onboard landed at distance of 1030 meters from the place of the crash. To reach the place, it is necessary to bypass on foot the ridge" — the interlocutor of the agency has reported. He has noted that now rescuers are en route.

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