SIX vacationers have been killed as a helicopter “hit overhead cables” and crashed in Siberia.
The Mi-8 helicopter crashed and burst into flames within the Altai Republic after getting caught within the wires.
Native media has reported: “When approaching for landing in the village of Tyungur, Ust-Koksinsky district, the Mi-8 helicopter of Altai Avia hit electrical wires, fell and caught fire.”
There have been reportedly 15 individuals on board the helicopter, three of whom had been pilots.
Following the crash, three passengers are considered in crucial situation with eight different individuals left injured.
The Ministry of Emergency Conditions confirmed the crash of the helicopter, saying that firefighters are working on the scene of the emergency.
The lethal crash occurred in jap Russia close to the border with Mongolia.
“There are 3 crew members and 12 passengers on board, information about their condition is being specified,” the Federal Air Transport Company mentioned.
Emergency companies dashed to the scene and reported that the burnt helicopter was destroyed.
In horror footage, the chopper is engulfed in flames whereas black clouds of smoke billow into the sky.
The plane can been seen smashed into in items on the bottom subsequent to the cable line whereas emergency companies assess the scenario.
The plane can been seen smashed into in items on the bottom subsequent to the cable line[/caption]