Fatal Helicopter Collision Kills 18 People

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A Russian helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff in Siberia, killing all 15 passengers and 3 crew aboard.

According to preliminary information, after take-off Mi-8AMT collided with the external load of the other helicopter, crashed about 2km from the airfield and caught fire.

As a result of the crash everyone died.

The crew of the other helicopter dropped the external cargo suspension and landed safely.

Source: abc6onyourside.com / aviation-safety.net / en.interfax.com.ua