4 dead in Ukraine helicopter crash

Chopper discovered ablaze on outskirts of Kremenchuk, 250km southeast of capital Kiev

Kiev: Four people were killed Thursday when a private helicopter crashed in central Ukraine, officials said.

The chopper was discovered ablaze on the outskirts of the town of Kremenchuk, some 250 kilometres southeast of the capital Kiev.

“As a result of the incident, four crew members were killed,” an emergency state service said in a statement on Facebook.

It said the Mi-8 helicopter was operated by the private company Ukrainian Helicopters and crashed while was on a training flight.

The agency added that the fire was “localised” at 7.35pm (9.35pm UAE), about half an hour after the crash.


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