Russia helicopter crash kills three

July 25th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, July 25 (IANS) A helicopter with five people on board crashed in Russia Monday, killing three and injuring the other two, a media report said.

An engine failure occurred when the Mi-8 helicopter was about to land in Chukotka region, Xinhua reported citing Itar-Tass news agency.

The aircraft crashed into the ground and caught fire.

Earlier this month, another Mi-8 helicopter crashed while ferrying oil workers to a drilling site in Siberia, killing two and injuring 14.

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