All 15 people who were on board a helicopter that crash-landed in Russia's Far East on June 30 have survived.
A spokesman for Russia’s Federal Forestry Agency said that the Mi-8 helicopter, which carried forest firefighters and was conducting aerial reconnaissance, landed near the village of Chekunda in the Khabarovsk Krai's Verkhnyaya Bureya district.
A senior Emergencies Ministry official, Vitaly Darchy, said the helicopter had managed to land, but "was damaged by a forest fire," forcing its passengers and crew to abandon the aircraft.
The cause of the incident is not yet known.
Earlier reports said the plane had crashed.