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.