12:49 Oct. 22, 2016
3 people were hospitalized
At least 19 people died after Mi-8 helicopter pilots were forced to conduct an emergency landing in Russia's Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district in the Arctic on October 21, according to authorities.
Russian media agencies say 22 people were on board at the time of the crash, three of them were rushed to a hospital.
Rescuers took hours to arrive at the site in the remote area.
So far the investigation doesn't provide the reason behind the catastrophe. One of the version says the blades of the helicopter could be frozen due to the low temperature.
Russia says it will investigate the crew's actions as the chopper itself was reported undamaged prior to the flight.