July 02, 2013
Russian Helicopter Crash Kills 19
Russian aviation officials say a helicopter carrying 28 people has crashed in eastern Siberia, killing 19 people.
Officials say the MI-8 aircraft crashed Tuesday in Siberia's Yakutia region.
The emergencies ministry said the helicopter carried three crew members and 25 passengers, including 11 children.
Russia has a poor aviation safety record, mostly blamed on poor safety standards and an aging fleet.
Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.