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Report: Helicopter crash kills 1, injures 15

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • State media says the helicopter crashes on the Russian Arctic island of Yamal
  • Report: The helicopter was headed to a gas field
  • Russia

(CNN) -- A crew commander was killed and 15 passengers were injured when a helicopter crashed on the Russian Arctic island of Yamal, state media reported Sunday.

Three crew commanders were aboard the aircraft in addition to the passengers, according to RIA Novosti.

The helicopter crashed while approaching a gas field that is under development by Gazprom, the Russian energy giant, state media said.