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Mi-17 Helicopter Crash in Venezuela Kills 4

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A Russian-made Mil Mi-17 helicopter has crashed in Venezuela, killing four out of the five people on board, the Globovision television channel said, quoting the country’s defense authorities.

A Russian-made Mil Mi-17 helicopter has crashed in Venezuela, killing four out of the five people on board, the Globovision television channel said, quoting the country’s defense authorities.

The aircraft crashed during a training flight near the northern city of San Felipe on Friday.

According to preliminary data, the helicopter lost its tail rotor before the crash.

The Mi-17 is an export version of the Mi-8 Hip helicopter. It features powerful turboshaft engines and can transport up to 35 people. 

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