February 13, 2017 10:01:21 am
A Russian civil helicopter crashed on Sunday night in the Altai Republic region, with members aboard still missing, the emergency ministry said. The Robinson R66 light multi-purpose helicopter equipped with a two-bladed main rotor, was seen going down near the Lake Teletskoye. “More than 160 rescuers began searching for the helicopter early Monday morning,” a ministry spokesman told Sputnik news agency, adding 68 more rescuers were waiting to be airlifted to the search area.
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The helicopter is believed to have carried five people, including the region’s former deputy chief, Anatoly Bannyh, who survived an Mi-8 helicopter crash eight years ago.
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