Tuesday August 03, 2021
3 servicemen killed in Russian helicopter crash
Published : 25 Jun 2021, 00:04
A Mi-8 helicopter of the Russian National Guard crashed during a training flight near St. Petersburg on Thursday, killing three servicemen on board, reported Xinhua.
Local residents were not injured, TASS news agency reported, adding that the incident caused a fire on the ground, which has been extinguished.
The unarmed chopper belongs to the transport and combat squadron of the Northwestern District of the Russian National Guard.
A commission of the Northwestern District has left for the site of the crash and an investigation is underway, TASS reported.