>> 18 people have been killed in a helicopter crash in Russia. The passengers were all workers heading to their shift at an oil pumping station. They died along with three crew members, when their aircraft knocked into the cargo of an adjacent helicopter, breaking apart and bursting into flames.
The incident happened in eastern Siberia as both were taking off. Both helicopters' black boxes have been recovered, and authorities have set up a commission to investigate the crash.>> A task force group has already been set up to establish the causes and circumstances of the catastrophe. Within the framework of the criminal case, the investigation considers all possible versions of the incident, including piloting error.
>> The second helicopter, which had no passengers on board, landed safely.