Emergency landing – reportedly due to a hydraulic problem. HeliHub.com research queries whether registration was actually RA-31603
Piloted by Commander Paulo Loureiro and the co-pilot Diogo Cabral – and involved in firefighting when it crashed.
Firefighting helicopter impacted terrain, killing 5 including three Russian citizens named as Alexander Gavrilov, Nikolai Atepalikhin and Sergey Khorokhorin
Crashed shortly after take off, killing all five Ukraine nationals on board. Helicopter was one of two being ferried from Ukraine to Turkey for firefighting operations there.
Chinese Antarctic Expedition
Engaged in external lifting work in mountainous region. No further details yet known. The pilots, identified only by their surnames Lee, 61, and Kwon, 49, died
Helicopter was involved in lifting operations when it struck a mountain ropeway