He­li­copter crash leaves 18 dead

San Antonio Express-News (Sunday) - - Nation & World -

A Rus­sian he­li­copter crashed shortly af­ter take­off Satur­day in Siberia, killing all 18 peo­ple aboard, mostly oil work­ers, au­thor­i­ties said.

The In­ter­state Avi­a­tion Com­mit­tee said the Mi-8 struck a load be­ing car­ried by an­other he­li­copter. Both had taken off from the same pad in Vankor. The sec­ond he­li­copter was un­dam­aged and landed safely.

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