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Six people, tourists and servicemen, injured in helicopter crash

At least six people were injured in the crash of the Air Force helicopter. Own sources informed 24.kg news agency.

It is specified that two tourists and four servicemen were injured.

«Rescue work is carried out now at the site. The aircraft will be left at the crash site,» the sources said.

The crash happened this morning. 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.

This is not the first crash of Mi-8 helicopter during an operation on saving the tourists. In 2014, Mi-8 helicopter also crashed in the North Inylchek area due to a sharp gust of wind.