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    Earlier on Friday, a Mi-8 transport helicopter, carrying 10 people on board, made a hard landing in Russia's northern Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, a representative of the region's emergency services said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two people were killed in a hard landing of a Mi-8 transport helicopter in Russia's northern Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous area, the region's emergency services said. 

    Earlier, it said that the helicopter, carrying 10 people on board, made a hard landing in Russia's northern Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, and two people were reported to be trapped in the aircraft.

    "A Mi-8 helicopter made a hard landing in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area. There were 10 people on board, two of them were crushed," a representative of the region's emergency services said.

    He added that, according to preliminary information, the aircraft belonged to Russian charter operator Skol Airline.

    The helicopter has broken blades, according to the Russian Emergency Ministry.

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