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Two pilots die in Russian copter crash in Baltic Sea

| Updated: April 13, 2018 18:37:16

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Two pilots of a Russian military helicopter were killed in a copter crash in Baltic Sea on Thursday, just few hours after a transport helicopter crashed in Far East Russia which left six people dead.

The Ka-29 assault transport aircraft crashed during night-time test flights in Russia’s westernmost exclave of Kaliningrad, the Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet said Friday.

“The crew of the helicopter manufacturer’s two test pilots have died,” the Baltic Fleet said in a statement cited by the state-run TASS news agency.

Two crew members on the board, reports Xinhua citing Russian news outlet Sputnik report.

This appears to be at least the third Russian helicopter crash since the start of the year.

On Wednesday, six people were killed when a transport helicopter crashed during a training mission in the Khabarovsk region, leading to a day of mourning to be declared in the region on Thursday.


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