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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tourists Die in Crash




WARSAW, Poland -- A helicopter carrying seven Russian tourists and a Polish pilot has crashed into a lake in northern Poland, killing at least two people, local police said.


Two bodies and one person with serious injuries were recovered from the icy waters of lake Sniardwy in the Mazury region after Sunday's crash and rescuers said the chances of finding any more survivors were "scant."


The helicopter owned by Grudziadz flying club in northern Poland, had been chartered by tourists from Kaliningrad for a sight-seeing flight.


An official at the flying club said the Soviet-made Mi-2 helicopter had been "little used and in good technical condition."