2 Ukrainian helicopter crash killed


This screenshot shows where a Mi-2 helicopter crashed and ignited on July 17, 2021 near the village of Zaive in the southern part of Mykolaiv, south of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Epoch Times)

Kiev — A helicopter crashed in Ukraine on Saturday, killing both crew members, officials said.

According to emergency services, the Mi-2 helicopter crashed and ignited near the village of Zaive in the southern part of Mykolaiv, 435 km (270 miles) south of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.

The helicopter was operated by Meridian-Avia-Agro, a private company that provides aerial spraying of pesticides.

The cause of the crash was not immediately apparent.

The Mi-2 is a small Soviet-designed helicopter that continues to be used in former Soviet countries and other countries around the world.

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