A helicopter with three people on board made a hard landing near the village of Karagaykul in the Blagoveshchensk region of Bashkortostan.
According to TASS, the Transport Prosecutor’s Office of Privolzhsk said in an official telegram that the causes of the accident and the information about the victims are being clarified.
“According to preliminary information, the private helicopter flew on the route Ufa – Pavlovka. There were 3 people on board. The helicopter made a hard landing 4 km from the settlement of Karagaykul in the Blagoveshchensk region of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
The causes of the accident and the information about the victims are being clarified, “the prosecutor’s office said.
On the instructions of Privolzhsk Transport Prosecutor Dmitry Konosha, the Ufa Transport Prosecutor’s Office inspected the safety of flights in connection with the emergency landing of the AS350 helicopter on January 6 at 23:20 local time.
Ufa’s transport prosecutor and investigators from the Russian Investigative Committee for the Republic of Bashkortostan and rescue services went to the scene.
Other Russian media reported that some people were killed and injured in the incident. “According to preliminary information, one person was killed and two others were injured during the crash of a private helicopter in Bashkortostan,” local media reported.