Two persons were killed in a crash of a private Robinson-type helicopter in Crimea on Monday, according to Russian news agency TASS.
The private helicopter crashed in a mountainous area near Vinogradnoye, about seven kilometers to the south of the city of Alushta. The flight was authorized by Russia`s air transport agency, Rosaviatsia, the local emergencies ministry told TASS.
The helicopter departed from the city of Yalta at about 09:15 local time, it was heading for Belogorskaya. It crashed 15 minutes after taking off.
”Two people, a man and a woman, were onboard. They did not survive,” a spokesman for the ministry said.
The helicopter was severely damaged, but there was no fire after the crash.