Helicopter crashes at airshow in Russia
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A pilot from the well-known Berkuts aerobatic display team was killed after a Mi-28N helicopter crashed during a performance at the Aviadarts 2015 show. The crash was reportedly caused by a firework stunt that led the back rotor of the helicopter to stop turning. The aircraft then fell to the ground and caught fire. At the time of the crash, 3,000 spectators were in attendance. The crash occurred around 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from the stands where spectators were sitting, but as a precautionary measure, all were evacuated from the show.