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In Chechnya, the Mi-8 helicopter collided with a mountain: eight dead

July 16 2005

In Chechnya, the crashed helicopter Mi-8 as a result of which eight people were killed. Among the dead - three crew and five passengers, border guards from Tuharoyskogo frontier. Total in the helicopter were nine people.

With the crash site the rescuers were taken to Khankala one seriously injured.

According to preliminary version, the cause of the disaster - the collision of the helicopter with the mountain. "Currently, a special commission to investigate all the causes of the crash, which was relegated to the place of the helicopter crash," - said the spokesperson of the Russian Air Force Col. Alexander Drobyshevsky.

The Commission should establish how the collision occurred, according to RIA Novosti.

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