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Passenger helicopter makes emergency landing in Russia, 15 injured

Christian Fernsby ▼ | December 25, 2019
Russian officials say 15 people are injured after a passenger helicopter made a rough emergency landing in Siberia.
Mi-8 helicopter
Air incident   Mi-8 helicopter
The Mi-8 helicopter with 21 passengers and three crew members got caught in a snowstorm soon after taking off in the village of Baykit, officials from the local branch of Russia's Emergency Ministry said.

Topics: Helicopter emergency landing Russia

The helicopter toppled over upon landing. The injured have received medical help and two remain in a hospital, health care officials said.

Police are investigating the accident.

The Mi-8, code-named Hip by NATO, is a medium twin-turbine helicopter designed in the Soviet Union and widely used in Russia as a transport aircraft.