helicopter and is often used to transport civilians or troops.
helicopter, which did not carry ammunition, crashed in a secluded area some 20
kilometres (12 miles) from the town of Klin outside Moscow around 8 pm, the
ministry said and as a result of the crash landing the crew of the helicopter
died of their wounds.
spokespeople, reached by AFP, declined to specify how many crew members had
died. But Russian news agencies, citing emergencies services, said three people
died. It added that a ministry commission had been dispatched to the scene to
look into the causes of the crash.
“technical malfunction” was believed to have caused the crash.