Russian military helicopter crashes during air show, 1 dead

A Russian military helicopter crashed Sunday during an aerobatic display, killing one of its crewmembers and injuring another, the Defense Ministry said. The Mi-28 helicopter gunship was part of a flight of helicopters performing aerobatics at the Dubrovichi firing range in Ryazan region,

about 170 kilometers (105 miles) southeast of Moscow, when it crashed Sunday. The Defense Ministry said the second pilot who survived the crash was in satisfactory condition. There was no damage on the ground, and the Defense Ministry emphasized that the flights were conducted at a safe distance from the crowd and there was no danger for those who watched the air show.



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