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Three dead after FSB helicopter crashes in Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin. (Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS/Abaca Press/TNS)

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.

At least three people died when a helicopter from Russia’s Federal Security Service crashed on August 29 in the Chelyabinsk region in the Far East of the country.

The helicopter was performing a combat task with three crew members onboard, the TASS state news agency reported.

It gave no further details, but the Baza channel on the social media platform Telegram said the pilots were practicing takeoff and landing maneuvers when the accident occurred.