Thursday, 26 November 2015

Russian helicopter carrying oil workers crashes in Siberia killing 10 people

A Russian helicopter carrying oil workers has crashed killing 10 of the 25 people on board, it has been reported.
The Mi-8 helicopter took off from Igarka in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia and crashed about a mile away along the banks of the Yenisei River.

Russian news agencies said it was transporting workers to the remote Vankor oil and gas field, which can be reached only by helicopter or, in winter, by land along the frozen river.
The news agencies quoted prosecutors as saying 10 were killed and 15 injured.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused the crash of the helicopter, owned by the local Turukhan air company.
Vankor is operated by the state oil company Rosneft through a subsidiary.
Earlier this week a Russian fighter jet was shot down by Turkey close to the Syrian border.
It started a major crisis between the two countries, leading to Russia sending a warship to the Mediterranean.

Source: UK Mirror

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