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Crashed helicopter transported 15 people, including 9 tourists

There were 15 people in the helicopter, which crashed in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Mukhammed Svarov, the head of the Crisis Management Center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, told 24.kg news agency.

According to him, today at 8.13 am the helicopter crash-landed and fell to one side due to a strong wind. There were nine tourists, a guide, a medical worker and four crew members on board. Four people received various injuries.

An aircraft of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic left for the scene to provide assistance and evacuate the people. The commission for clarifying the causes of the accident and rescuers also left for the scene. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan was asked for help. The neighboring country is ready to provide a helicopter for the evacuation of the victims.

Recall, the helicopter carried out a search operation and went off the radar. The press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic specified that the helicopter of the Air Defense Force of the Kyrgyz Republic Mi-8 MTV crashed  during the rescue operation on the South Inylchek. The helicopter fell to the left side because of the strong side wind during the landing.