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Russian Chopper Crashes During Air Show

Russian Chopper Crashes During Air Show

A Russian air force helicopter has crashed in front of thousands of spectators at an air show east of Moscow, killing one of the pilots, in the latest in a string of military crashes involving military aircraft.

The Mil Mi-28N attack helicopter was participating in the show at Dubrovichi air field near the town of Ryazan, 124 miles east of Moscow. The show was part of a competition organized by the Russian defense ministry.

“One pilot has died, the condition of the other is satisfactory,” the ministry said in a statement.

For video and the complete story by AFP via ABC (Australia) News Online, click here.

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Updated: August 3, 2015 — 11:48 AM

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