Siberia Polar Airlines Mil Mi-8 crash
On 2 July 2013, a Mil Mi-8 helicopter operated by Polar Airlines crashed near Deputatsky, a village in Russia's Sakha Republic, with 25 passengers (including 11 children) and three crew members on board. According to a Ministry of Emergency Situations spokesman, 24 people died in the crash; the three crew members and a child survived. Early reports suggested that the pilot lost control of the helicopter due to strong winds. The crash is being investigated by the Interstate Aviation Committee.
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