Military helicopter crash-lands in Russia, kills 4 on board

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says one of its helicopters has crash-landed on an airfield in the far eastern Chukotka region, killing four people. The Defense Ministry said the crash Tuesday involving a Mi-8 helicopter may have been caused by a technical malfunction.  The region’s governor says three crew members and a technician on board died in the crash. It’s the second fatal incident with a military Mi-8 helicopter in a week. On May 19, another Mi-8 crash-landed near the town of Klin, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Moscow, killing all three crew members. The Mi-8 is a multipurpose, medium twin-turbine helicopter, originally designed in the Soviet Union and now produced by Russia.