16 Dec 2018 11:52

Helicopter that crash-landed in Tomsk region had workers of ONGC's affiliate onboard

MOSCOW. Dec 16 (Interfax) - The Mil Mi-8 helicopter that crash-landed near Tomsk was carrying employees of Nord Imperial, an affiliate of the Indian corporation ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), a source in the regional transport oversight agency told Interfax.

"The passengers are workers and specialists of LLC Nord Imperial," the source said.

According to the preliminary information, there were no foreign citizens onboard, he added.

The helicopter was transporting a crew from the Mayskoye field developed by Imperial Energy of the Indian ONGC Videsh.

Earlier reports said that the Mi-8 crash-landing in the Tomsk region hurt five people, including three hospitalized. No one was killed.

The helicopter hit the ground, one of its landing gear legs collapsed, and the helicopter fell on its side. There were 25 people onboard.

Imperial Energy Group is part of the Indian state corporation ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL). Imperial Energy is a group of independent companies operating in the Tomsk region, including two oil-and-gas developers (LLC Nord Imperial and LLC Aliansneftegaz) and service companies (LLC Rus Imperial Group and LLC Imperial Frac Service, 50% of whose assets belong to Imperial Energy).