Military Helicopter makes crash landing injuring at least 15 people onboard

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Military Helicopter makes crash landing injuring at least 15 people onboard

KRASNOYARSK - The number of people injured link in the hard landing of Russia link Mi-8 helicopter in Siberia's Krasnoyarsk link Territory has surged to 15, a representative of the regional department of the Health Ministry told Sputnik on Wednesday.

The ministry said earlier in the day that six people were injured link after the helicopter was forced to make a hard landing in the settlement of Baykit because of a snow link tornado. The tail boom and main rotor blades of the helicopter were damaged, according to the Emergencies Ministry. The Russian link Investigative Committed opened a criminal link case on violation of air traffic link safety rules.

"Fifteen people have sought medial help, two have been hospitalized. They have fractures, splints have been applied. The condition is assessed as moderate," the representative said.

There were 24 people, including three crew members, on board link of the helicopter that intended to fly to the Yurubchensk field.

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