04-Jul-12 RA-04097 Eurocopter AS350B3 Lensk, Russia (4F)

Helicopter crashed killing all four occupants shortly after take off from Lensk Airport.  Operator UTair named the victims as  pilot Gordeychuk Vasily, mechanic Druzenko Ivan and passengers Verezhak Yaroslav and Arthur Popov.  Unclear how relevant this is, but UTair have also stopped using Lensk for refuelling as a result of the accident.

Date:
4 July, 2012
Reg:
RA-04097
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
AS350
MSN:
3957
Location:
4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from Lensk Airport, Yakutia region
Country:
Russia
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
4
Operator:
UTair
Link:
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.utair.ru%2Fnews%2F5086747.html
Link:
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20120704/174401579.html

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