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Five Feared Dead In Russian Helicopter Crash

(RFE/RL) March 27, 2006 -- As many as five people were killed when a helicopter carrying 11 or 12 people on board crashed in eastern Russia.

Russia's Transportation Ministry said in a statement the Mi-8 helicopter crashed as it was descending to land in the Yakutia region of East Siberia.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

Correspondents say accidents with Mi-8s, a frequently used helicopter, are common.

(Reuters, AP)

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