Five killed in Ukraine chopper crash

Kiev, Dec 26 (IANS) Five people were killed after a military helicopter crashed Tuesday in Ukraine's Kirovograd region, about 300 km from the capital city, Xinhua reported.

The MI-8 helicopter crashed at around 4 p.m. shortly after taking off. It was carrying five people, including three crew members and two workers. All of them died on the spot, according to Ukrainian interior ministry's press service.