The emergency involving a transport helicopter, which affected gas company employees in Kamchatka, became the tenth accident with this type of transport in Russia in the current year.
The latest incident with the helicopter occurred in the Krasnoyarsk Krai on November 26. As a result, 11 people died and 7 were hospitalized with various injuries.
According to media reports, a total of 17 people were killed in accidents with Mi-8 helicopter in Russia during 2015. More frequently, the accidents result in a hard landing.