Two people died and one person was injured after a helicopter crashed in a mountainous area in south Russia, the regional emergencies center said on Sunday.
"One person was injured while two pilots were killed," the emergencies center said.
The incident occurred at about noon on Sunday when the Ka-32 helicopter crashed on the Fisht Mountain at the administrative border between the Krasnodar Territory and the Republic of Adygea, the emergencies center said.
According to preliminary information, the helicopter, which belongs to Aero-Kamov company, was engaged in the work to install supports for electricity transmission lines.
The Ka-32 is a 12-ton coaxial twin-rotor helicopter that can transport 13 passengers and carry a payload of up to four tons.
It is commonly used in utility cargo work, rescue operations and fire-fighting, has an endurance of about four hours and cruises at 205 kilometers per hour.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, September 26 (RIA Novosti)