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Helicopter crashes on Trukhaniv Island, Kyiv

The criminal proceeding was opened due to the accident
12:12, 6 September 2018

In Kyiv, a helicopter crashed on Trukhaniv Island as the press service of Kyiv police reported.

“The information on the crash of a helicopter on Trukhaniv Island was received by the police station of Dnipro department at 7:22. The police squad, rescuers and doctors were immediately sent to the site,” the message said.

In the result of the incident, two persons sustained injuries. At the moment, they are hospitalized.

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Preliminary, it was established that it is a civilian helicopter and a private firm owns it.

The investigative group works at the site now; the law enforcers assume measures to establish all circumstances of the incident.

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One of the victims succeeded to get out of the helicopter on his own as spokeswoman of the Emergency Service Svitlana Vodolaha reported to 112 Ukraine.

“The second person, a pilot, was wedged. The rescuers had to de-block a victim with the help of the special equipment. Both men were passed to the doctors. Preliminary, a man saved by the rescuers has the broken leg,” she said.

Four units of the equipment and 20 members of the personnel work at the place.

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The special commission was created to establish the circumstances of the incident. It also established an owner of the helicopter and whether he has a permission for departure.

Later it was reported that the criminal proceeding was opened due to the crash of the helicopter.

“The Prosecutor’s Office of Kyiv will hold the procedural guide in the criminal proceeding opened due to the crash of a private helicopter on Trukhaniv Island in Kyiv during which two citizens were injured,” the message said.

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Also, it was specified that the victims are a 62-year-old pilot and 70-year-old pilot of the helicopter. Both were hospitalized with numerous injuries.

Earlier a light airplane crashed in the Ternopil region. As a result of the crash, the pilot deceased.

Also, Mi-8 helicopter crashed in Afghanistan on Sunday, September 2, killing 12 people. The helicopter carried out a mission under a contract with the UN. On its board were three crew members (citizens of Ukraine) and 11 Afghan soldiers. It is known that two Ukrainians and 10 Afghans died.

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