Helicopter crashes in East Siberia, five killedMay 11th, 2009 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Irkutsk (Russia), May 11 (RIA Novosti) Five people, including the governor of the Irkutsk Region, were killed in a helicopter crash in East Siberia, the emergencies ministry said Sunday.
The helicopter, which was performing a regular observation flight, crashed early Sunday southeast of Irkutsk.
Igor Yesipovsky, 49, was appointed governor of the Irkutsk Region in November 2008.
An investigation into the incident has been launched.
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