The Russian military said one of its helicopters crash-landed in an uninhabited area north of Moscow on May 19, 2020, killing all crew members.
The Defense Ministry said the incident involving a Mi-8 helicopter occurred late Tuesday near the town of Klin, about 56 miles from Moscow. The incident may have been caused by a technical malfunction, officials said.
The ministry didn't clarify how many crew members were on board, but stressed that the helicopter wasn't carrying ammunition and landed‘in a desolate area.’
The Chief Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces has dispatched a commission to the site of the incident, officials added.
A group of people who have been formally chosen to discover information about a problem or examine the reasons why the problem exists.
To land an aircraft roughly in an emergency, sometimes resulting in serious damage or injuries.
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