Helicopter crash in northern Ukraine: black box revealed on crash site

18:54, 31 May 2019

The black box recorder was found on the site of crash of Mi-8, the helicopter of the Ukrainian Army. The disaster occurred in Rivne region, northern Ukraine at about midnight May 29.

The helicopter crew was performing a training flight, when the vehicle crashed, killing all four people aboard. One of the victims was Commander of the 16th Detached Brigade of Army Aviation of the Ground Troops.

The investigation team considers several possible reasons of the tragedy, such as a technical malfunction, the low-quality fuel and poor flight training.