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Pilot Killed After Emergency Services Helicopter Crashes in Southern Russia

The Ka-32 transport helicopter.

An Emergency Situations Ministry helicopter has crashed in southern Russia, killing its pilot and injuring four other people aboard.

The Ka-32 transport helicopter, which was carrying out a routine training exercise in the Stavropol Krai, burst into flames after crash-landing in the Mineralnye Vody district, the Interfax news agency reported Tuesday.

Four of the injured crew members were transported to Moscow for treatment, the report said, citing a spokesman for the Emergency Situations Ministry's North Caucasus branch.

The Investigative Committee said it was looking into the circumstances of the crash.

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