Russian Helicopter Crashed in Murmansk: 16 out of 18 Dead

Monday, June 2, 2014
By George Hatcher

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A Mi-8 helicopter crashed on June 1 into a lake in Murmansk region of northern Russia.

According to the authorities, the helicopter was carrying 18 people, including 13 passengers and 5 crew members. The passengers of the ill-fated helicopter included top officials of renowned fertilizer manufacturer, Apatite.

Sixteen people were killed in the accident while two were rescued in an injured state. Those who survived were taken to the hospital.

Apatit’s parent company, PhosAgro, has issued a list containing names of passengers and crew members aboard the helicopter.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

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