2 injured in copter emergency landing in Russia

Updated: 2011-12-20 14:51


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MOSCOW - Two people were injured when a Mi-26 helicopter made an emergency landing in Russia's Urals region on Tuesday, the Itar-Tass news agency reported.

There were seven people on board and no one died, regional rescue service said.

Earlier reports said one died and five injured.

The helicopter, belonging to the YutAir company, made a rough landing in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area.

It was carrying 15 tons of diesel fuel, the regional emergencies center reported.

The regional aviation authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.