One Pilot Killed In Russia Airshow Helicopter Crash

At least one pilot has been killed, and another injured, following a helicopter crash, at an airshow in Russia.

One pilot died and another was injured when a helicopter crashed at an airshow in the Russian region of Ryazan on Sunday.

During aerobatics at the event some 200 km (124 miles) south-east of Moscow, an Mi-28 helicopter went into a flat spin before crashing. Reuters footage showed a figure emerging from the wreckage after it burst into flame.

“The commander has died, the second pilot is alive. According to the second pilot, equipment failure caused the accident,” the head of the Russian Air Forces, Colonel General Viktor Bondarev, was quoted as saying by RIA news agency.

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