20:51 25.01.2018

Helicopter falls in Kremenchuk, victims possible

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Helicopter falls in Kremenchuk, victims possible

A helicopter has crashed into a television tower and fell to the ground in Kremenchuk, Poltava region, the local newspaper Kremenchutsky Telegraph reported.

The newspaper reports with reference to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred at around 19:00 on Thursday, January 25.

"It was foggy and the helicopter most probably flew into a tower or a power line. We heard several explosions," the eyewitness told the newspaper.

Residents of the 304th residential block (Petrivka) said they had a blackout. Firefighters, police and paramedics are working at the site.

The Mi-8 helicopter belonging to the Ukrainian Helicopters company was on a training flight.

According to TSN.UA, after the helicopter fell it caught fire, and three people were killed.

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