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5 confirmed dead in helicopter crash in Almaty region

28 January 2016 09:13
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5 confirmed dead in helicopter crash in Almaty region

TALDYKORGAN. KAZINFORM - A UP-MD 600-N civilian helicopter that went missing on Wednesday evening has been found in the mountains of Almaty region, local authorities say.

The wreckage was found by a search group at 8:20 a.m. local time on Thursday morning.

Unfortunately, all passengers and the pilot on board of the crashed helicopter are confirmed dead.

The helicopter was found 3 kilometers away from the Almaty-Ust-Kamenogorsk highway.

Earlier it was reported that the helicopter with five people on board went missing in Almaty region at 5:47 p.m. local time on Wednesday. A sick child and his mother were supposed to be airlifted by the helicopter to Taldykorgan city.
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