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Report: 7 killed, 3 injured in Russian helicopter crash

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The chopper was delivering workers to a drilling site
  • The crash occurred in southwestern Siberia
  • Six bodies had been recovered at the crash site
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  • Siberia

Moscow, Russia (CNN) -- Seven people were killed Thursday and three others injured when a helicopter crashed in Russia's Siberian region, according to the state-run RIA-Novosti news agency.

The Mil Mi-8 helicopter crashed in Russia's Omsk region, the news agency reported, citing the Russian prosecutor general office's investigative committee. The crash occurred as the helicopter caught fire while it was landing about noon local time (1 a.m. ET), RIA-Novosti said.

The helicopter was delivering workers to a drilling site, and belonged to Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant, the news agency said, citing Russia's federal air transport agency, Rosaviatsia.

Six bodies had been recovered at the crash site, the agency said, and the injured were sent to a hospital in the town of Tara, Rosaviatsia told RIA-Novosti.