All 13 servicemen who were onboard the Kazakh Defense Ministry’s helicopter that crashed on Wednesday in the country’s south, have been killed, the ministry said, TASS reported.
"Thirteen servicemen who were onboard died in the crash of a helicopter of Kazakhstan’s Armed Forces on March 27 when performing their military duty during the drills," it said, offering condolences to the relatives and friends of the killed troops.
According to Kazakhstan’s Interior Ministry’s Emergencies Committee, the Mi-8 helicopter crashed in the Zhalagash district in the Kyzylorda Region in southern Kazakhstan. The helicopter crashed and was totally burnt. The incident occurred when it was performing drills in the dark time and in difficult meteorological conditions.