"In the settlement of Kirsalovo, a private Mi-2 helicopter conducted a heavy landing while working on rice paddies," a ministry representative told journalists.
According to preliminary research, an engine failure caused the crash. One person has been confirmed dead and another person has suffered injuries, according to the ministry.
A representative from the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations later stated that an operation is ongoing to lift the crashed helicopter from a pool of water in the fields.
"At present, rescuers have begun a recovery operation to lift the helicopter," the ministry representative said.
The ministry has confirmed that 17 rescuers are at the scene of the incident aiding with the recovery.