The President expressed condolences to the families of the victims.
The flight took place at nighttime and in adverse weather conditions / illustration: Wikipedia
In Kyzylorda oblast in southern Kazakhstan was wrecked the helicopter of the Ministry of defence, on Board of which there were 13 soldiers.
About this on his page on Twitter said the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
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The President expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and promised that they will be provided financial assistance.
“In Kyzylorda region crashed helicopter of the Ministry of defence. Performed the flight as part of military exercises along the route Aktau – Shymkent. The crew of the helicopter died. I ordered to start the investigation. My condolences to the families of the victims. They will be provided financial assistance,” wrote current.
According to the Ministry of national defense, the helicopter was part of the flight of 4 helicopters, which was flying from Aktau to Shymkent city. The Ministry said that the flight took place at nighttime and in adverse weather conditions. To the place of accident sent a specially formed Commission of the Ministry of defense of Kazakhstan.
As UNIAN reported earlier, in January, the Tu-22M3 crashed while landing at a military airfield in the Murmansk region of the Russian Federation.