Aug 4, 2018 - World

18 dead in Russian helicopter crash

A helicopter flying during sunset

A helicopter flies over the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, a venue for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Photo: Vladimir Smirnov\TASS via Getty Images

All 18 people aboard a Russian helicopter on Saturday were killed after it crashed in Siberia, just after takeoff, the Associated Press reports.

The details: The Mi-8 helicopter crashed into a "load being carried by another helicopter" which had taken off at the same location, according to the AP. This isn't the first of it's kind — in February, 71 people were killed in a regional jet crash shortly after takeoff from a Moscow airport.

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