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Sunday 12th July 2020,
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Russian Military Helicopter Crashes In A Fireball

Russian Military Helicopter

A video caught the horrific Russian Military Helicopter Mi-8 incident in which four servicemen died at the main military and civilian airport near Anadyr in the country’s easternmost region Chukotka.

The helicopter crashed moments after takeoff earlier today. It rose to a height of around 50ft but appeared out of control from the beginning.

The video shows the Mi-8 swaying from side to side and apparently flipping moments before hitting the ground and bursting into flames. Thick black some was seen rising into the air from the crash site.

The helicopter rose to a height of around 50ft but appeared out of control from the beginning
The helicopter rose to a height of around 50ft but appeared out of control from the beginning 

More footage shows firefighters dousing flames of the crashed helicopter. ‘There were three crew members and one technician on board. All four died,’ confirmed regional governor Roman Kopin.

The video shows the Mi-8 swaying from side to side and apparently flipping moments before hitting the ground and bursting into flames
The video shows the Mi-8 swaying from side to side and apparently flipping moments before hitting the ground and bursting into flames

The helicopter was attempting a test flight after undergoing repairs, according to reports. ‘The reason for the accident could be a technical fault,’ a defence ministry source told TASS.

Thick black some was seen rising into the air from the crash site
Thick black some was seen rising into the air from the crash site

Two black boxes were found at the site, a Chukotka regional government representative told RIA Novosti news agency.

Military investigators were dispatched to the crash site, according to reports.

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