Incidents » Disasters, catastrophes
Author`s name Ольга Савка

Mi-2 helicopter falls down in Lake Baikal, 2 pilots killed

Rescuers found it on the bottom of the lake, at the depth of 50 meters

A state of emergency occurred in the Irkutsk region of Russia's Siberia. A Mi-2 helicopter went off radar screens yesterday's morning. The regional department of Russia's EMERCOM received the information about the crashed helicopter from employees of the Baikal National Park at about 5:00 p.m. local time. An inspector of the park saw the aircraft falling above Lake Baikal: the man headed for the supposed crash site, but found only a blade of the chopper's propeller on the lakeside.

A boat of the Baikal rescue squad started searching for the crashed chopper the same day, but the search yielded no results because of the darkness: it took the boat several hours to reach the site of the air crash. 

It has been recently reported that the Mi-2 helicopter fell down in Lake Baikal indeed: the rescuers found it on the bottom of the lake, at the depth of 50 meters. Two members of the crew were killed in the accident; their bodies were found in the cockpit of the crashed helicopter.

For the time being, specialists do not know the reason of the air crash: the pilot of the helicopter was a highly qualified specialist with many years of flight experience.

Comments
How many aircraft and pilots Russia has lost in Syria so far
This is a liberation fight from the Soviet EU
USA punishes China for purchasing arms from Russia
USA punishes China for purchasing arms from Russia
USA punishes China for purchasing arms from Russia
USA punishes China for purchasing arms from Russia
This is a liberation fight from the Soviet EU
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
South Korean President finds DPRK people eating sturgeon at fancy restaurants
On the collapse of civility in Western nations: living in the era of 'not nice'
On the collapse of civility in Western nations: living in the era of 'not nice'
How many aircraft and pilots Russia has lost in Syria so far
Russia to ship S-300 to Syria after Il-20 shootdown
Russia to ship S-300 to Syria after Il-20 shootdown
Russia to ship S-300 to Syria after Il-20 shootdown
Russia to ship S-300 to Syria after Il-20 shootdown
On the collapse of civility in Western nations: living in the era of 'not nice'
Russia to ship S-300 to Syria after Il-20 shootdown
Russia to ship S-300 to Syria after Il-20 shootdown
Russia to ship S-300 to Syria after Il-20 shootdown
Russia to ship S-300 to Syria after Il-20 shootdown