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    One Person Dies as Helicopter Crashes in Russia's Northwest - Russian Emergency Situations Ministry

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    According to the ministry, the pilot of the vehicle died in the incident, adding that his body was found near the crash site.

    A helicopter has crashed into a river in the Vologda region in Russia's Northwest after it hit a power transmission line, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry told Russian media.

    "A helicopter fell into the Suda river near the village of Soyvolovskaya in the Vologda region after flying into a power transmission line", the ministry's press service stated.

    The press service stated that the incident occurred at 4:30-4:40 pm local time. The helicopter crashed into the river 10-15 metres away from its bank at a depth of 3 metres.

    According to preliminary reports, there were two people aboard the helicopter. Forty-four people and 15 units of equipment were dispatched to deal with the aftermath of the crash.

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