Mi-8 Helicopter Crashes in Ukraine, 5 Dead
KIEV, December 25 (RIA Novosti) - Five people died when a Mi-8 helicopter of Ukraine's internal troops crashed in central Ukraine's Kirovograd Region on Tuesday, the country's interior ministry said in a statement.
"For unknown reasons, a Mi-8 helicopter dipped and crashed shortly after the climb," the statement reads.
"Three crew members and two employees of ground services died in the crash."
A special commission led by Deputy Interior Minister Viktor Ratushniak was set up to investigate the cause of the accident.
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