BREAKING: Mi-8 helicopter reportedly crashes at Vnukovo International Airport in Russia

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ACCORDING to early reports, a Mi-8 helicopter has crashed at the Vnukovo International Airport in Russia’s Moscow.

Russian media outlet Baza has reported that the Mi-8 helicopter hit the ground with its tail during landing at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport.

According to preliminary data, there have been no casualties as a result of the incident, although this is unconfirmed at the time.

The helicopter is reportedly being towed and a full assessment of the incident is being carried out.

Russian news outlet MASH released first pictures of the crash-landed Mi-8 at Vnukovo via its Telegram channel.

“The destroyed tail rotor can be seen in the photo. According to our information, it is a Mi-8MTV-1, produced in 2013 and designed for 22 passengers,” the media outlet wrote.

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