It is especially noted that the crew members who were in the cockpit had a lot of flight experience. There were no cadets of the flight school in the Mi-8.
The age of the dead is reported by the TV channel TSN: 48, 50, 58 years and 54.
It is reported that before the fall, witnesses heard several explosions before the helicopter was in flames.
In the area of Kremenchug, in which the helicopter fell, urgently disconnected electricity and gas supply.
The nearest houses are located approximately 150-200 meters from the crash site of the helicopter. The representative of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Poltava region of Ukraine explained why the firemen for a long time could not cope with the fire:
Two factors contributed to this - the presence of a large amount of fuel - kerosene - aviation and structural elements. There was magnesium, which is difficult to extinguish water. Therefore, the fuel that was spilled again and again caught fire.
The formed commission finds out the reasons of the incident. The basic version is a piloting error, as a result of which the helicopter made a collision with power lines.