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2013 Siberia Polar Airlines Mil Mi 8 crash

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Summary  Under investigation
Crew  3
Survivors  4
Date  2 July 2013
Injuries (nonfatal)  4
Survivor  4
Passengers  25
Fatalities  24
Aircraft type  Mil Mi-8
Number of deaths  24
Operator  Polar Airlines
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Sites  Deputatsky, Sakha Republic, Far Eastern Federal District
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On 2 July 2013, a Mil Mi-8 helicopter operated by Polar Airlines crashed near Deputatsky, an urban locality (an urban-type settlement) of Ust-Yansky District in the Sakha Republic, Russia, 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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