Two Killed in Helicopter Crash in Siberia


MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Emergencies Ministry says a helicopter has crash-landed in Siberia, killing two of its crew and injuring four other people, the second deadly crash in Russia in as many days.

The ministry said the Mi-8 helicopter went down Monday near the village of Alexandrovka in the Tomsk region, about 3,000 kilometers (some 1,860 miles) east of Moscow. It was carrying a patient to a local hospital when it crashed.

Officials wouldn't identify the cause of the crash pending official probe.

A day earlier, an An-148 passenger plane operated by a Russian regional carrier went down minutes after takeoff from Moscow, killing all 71 people on board.

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