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The crash occurred at the Oleksandria airfield at about 1600, the Interior Ministry reported.

“For unknown reasons, a Mi-8 helicopter started dipping down soon
after climbing and collided with the ground. Three crewmembers and two
ground service specialists tragically died in the crash,” it said.

A group of investigators is working at the scene. A commission led by
Deputy Interior Minister Viktor Ratushniak has been set up to
investigate the incident.

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