Armenian Embassy in Moscow Confirms Death of 4 Armenian Citizens in Plane Crash

Divers investigate the crash scene in the Istrinsky reservoir near Moscow (Source: Armenpress)
Divers investigate the crash scene in the Istrinsky reservoir near Moscow (Source: Armenpress)

Divers investigate the crash scene in the Istrinsky reservoir near Moscow (Source: Armenpress)

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)—The Embassy of Armenia to Russia has confirmed that 4 Armenian citizens, including 2 children, died in a crash involving a helicopter and a sea plane near the Istrinsky reservoir in Russia on August 8.

“In reference to the Armenian citizens, it is currently known that Paruyr Norik Manukyan born 1987, (the body is not yet discovered), Larisa Vrej Manukyan born 1982, Ofelia Azat Glchyan   born 2005, as well as Erik Azat Glchyan born 2007, died in the plane crash,” the press service of the Embassy of Armenia to the Russian Federation said in a statement.

The four Armenian nationals who died in the crash were permanent residents of Russia, according to Hetq. The crash involved a Robinson-44 helicopter and a Cessna-206 amphibious aircraft, which reportedly collided above the Istrinsky reservoir in the Istrinsky district of Moscow.

Also killed in the crash were Olga Bagrova, Elizaveta (last name not identified), Mehmed Razaev, and world champion pilot Vadim Bukhtiyarov, who was operating the helicopter that collided with the seaplane during its takeoff.

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