The helicopter exploded in the air
Bodies of people, among whom was the head of the regional emergency department, were scattered for hundreds of meters
Khabarovsk. May 6. VOSTOK-MEDIA - The news of the terrible plane crash in Irkutsk region tonight shocked the country. Reportedly, the Mi-8 helicopter with the staff on board the Russian Emergencies Ministry, which was supposed to take part in the fight against floods, exploded in the air. According to the preliminary version explosives could detonate in the helicopter. Mi-8 helicopter airline "Angara" involved in monitoring the flood situation. On board were 1.9 tons of explosives for blasting to eliminate ice jams on the Lower Tunguska River. At the preset time, the crew of the helicopter is not available on the phone.