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19 killed in Russian helicopter crash

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By Catherine Hardy
19 killed in Russian helicopter crash

A helicopter has crashed in northern Siberia, with the loss of 19 people on board.

Three crew members and 16 passengers died when the Russian-made MI-8 helicopter came down on Friday in bad weather.

Two survivors were injured. A third is unhurt.

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The helicopter was carrying employees of a contractor from oil company Rosneft’s Suzun oilfield.

It is part of Russia’s northernmost onshore oil production project.