5 Sep 2019 16:14

Crew of helicopter that overturned in Saratov region unhurt - Russian Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. Sept 5 (Interfax) - A Mil Mi-8 military helicopter overturned during takeoff on an airfield in the Saratov region, no one was hurt, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

"A Mi-8 helicopter overturned during takeoff for a routine flight in the Saratov region on September 5, 2019. The crew of the helicopter was able to safely leave the machine and was unhurt. There were no additional passengers aboard," the statement said.

"According to a report from the accident site, the accident could have been caused by a broken landing gear unit," it said.

A commission of the Russian Aerospace Forces is working on the airfield to determine all circumstances of the accident, the statement said.