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One Killed, 4 Injured in Mi-2 Ambulance Helicopter Accident in Russia

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Ambulance - Sputnik International, 1920, 08.11.2022
YAROSLAVL (Sputnik) - A patient died, two pilots and two paramedics were injured in Russia's Kostroma Region on Tuesday as a result of an emergency landing of a Mi-2 helicopter performing an ambulance flight, the regional administration said.
The Mi-2 helicopter made a hard landing four kilometers (2.5 miles) from Sokerkino (Kostroma) airport, the regional administration added.
"According to preliminary data, a patient, who was hospitalized by air ambulance, died as a result of the accident. Two pilots and two paramedics were injured," a statement read.
"Five ambulance teams have arrived at the scene. Hospitals are ready to receive the victims," ​​the authorities said.
A MI-2 helicopter performing a sanitary flight made a hard landing in the Kostroma Region on Tuesday, which resulted in causalities.
"The MI-2 helicopter was flying from [the Russian town of] Sharya. An emergency landing was made a few kilometers from Sokerkino [Kostroma] airport. Emergency services have arrived at the scene. According to preliminary data, there are casualties. The helicopter was performing a flight on the instructions of the air ambulance," a statement read.
Kostroma Region Governor Sergei Sitnikov also arrived to the place of the incident, according to the statement.
The aircraft belongs to the Kostroma Air Enterprise.
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