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Copter’s wreckage found after 10 months

Copter’s wreckage found after 10 months

MOSCOW: Russian investigators said on Saturday they had found the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed last October with 14 people on board in a remote mountainous region of Siberia.

Rescuers “confirmed infor­ mation that the Mi-8 helicopter of TuvaAvia airline that went missing on October 10 was found in an isolated mountainous area,” investigators said in a statement.

“According to provisional information, there were 11 passengers and 3 crew members on board”. The helicopter was transporting workers who were returning from a hydroelectric project in the Siberian Buddhist region of Tuva, which borders Mon­golia.

It crashed into a mountainside amid low cloud and falling snow and caught fire when it hit the ground, the spokesman for the regional emergencies ministry, Dmitry Kryzh, told TASS news agency.

Published in Dawn, August 9th, 2015

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