Helicopter Used To Transport Putin, Top Officials Crash Lands in Moscow

A helicopter which is part of a fleet that transports top Russian officials including President Vladimir Putin has reportedly crashed into the ground while landing in Moscow.

The Mil Mi-8 helicopter struck the ground with its blades and tail while landing at Vnukovo international airport located around 16 miles southwest of the center of the Russian capital on Friday, according to Russian state news agency Interfax.

Aviation publication Aerotime Hub reported that the helicopter belonged to the Special Flight Detachment ‘Rossiya,’ which operates aircraft used for transporting Russian government officials. It is unclear who was on board the helicopter and whether anyone was injured in the incident.

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