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Russian Military Helicopter Crash Kills 3

Vitaly Nevar / TASS

A Russian military helicopter on a training flight crashed on Thursday evening near St. Petersburg, killing three people, local authorities said.

The Mi-8, which belonged to the Russian National Guard (Rosgvardia), was carrying three crew members who were all killed in the crash, according to a spokesperson quoted by the local online news site Fontanka.

The helicopter went down in the Gatchina district of the Leningrad region in northwest Russia "following an air incident" while on a training flight, according to the same source.

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