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Russian military helicopter crash lands killing all crew

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By Associated Press
A Russian army helicopter MI-35 during a military parade near Belgrade, Serbia on October 19, 2019.
A Russian army helicopter MI-35 during a military parade near Belgrade, Serbia on October 19, 2019.   -   Copyright  AP/Darko Vojinovic
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The Russian military said one of its helicopters crash-landed in an uninhabited area north of Moscow late Tuesday, killing all crew members.

The Defense Ministry said the incident involving a Mi-8 helicopter occurred near the town of Klin, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Moscow. The incident may have been caused by a technical malfunction, officials said.

The ministry didn't clarify how many crew members were on board, but said that the helicopter wasn't carrying ammunition and landed "in a desolate area."

The Chief Command of the Russian Aerospace Forces has dispatched a commission to the site of the incident, officials added.