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5 dead after Russian chopper crashes in Chechnya

By Sara Shayanian
5 dead after Russian chopper crashes in Chechnya
Officials said a Russian Mi-8 helicopter crashed in Chechnya on Wednesday, killing at least five people. File photo by Sergey Chirikov/EPA

March 7 (UPI) -- At least five people died Wednesday after a Russian security helicopter crashed in the Chechnya region, authorities said.

Officials said nine people were aboard the Mi-8 transport helicopter, which belonged to Russia's Border Guard Service.

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Two medical brigades were sent to the site of the crash in southwestern Russia -- a region controlled by an Islamist insurgency.

The crash follows another aviation accident involving the Russian military Tuesday, when dozens were killed after a military transport plane crashed as it was about to land in Syria.

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