Russia: Footage emerges of wreckage after deadly Siberian helicopter crash

Rescuers were working at a helicopter crash site around 180km (112mi) from the town of Igarka, Krasnoyarsk Region on Sunday, where a total of 18 people were killed the previous day. The Mi-8 helicopter crashed shortly after take-off at 10am local time (3am GMT), claiming the lives of 15 passengers and three crew members. The helicopter was transporting oil-workers but hit the cargo of another... Еще helicopter that took off a short while earlier. The crew of the other helicopter managed to prevent any casualties on its side. The weather had reportedly been fine, the Mi-8 was produced in 2010 and the pilot was experienced. «According to my decree, an operative staff for the elimination of this accident's aftermath was established,» said Krasnoyarsk Region governor Alexander Uss. «Identification of the dead bodies will been undertaken here in Krasnoyarsk. The families and relatives are to get compensation from different sources.» Russia's Investigative Committee has initiated criminal proceedings.

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