12:05 a.m. ET: RT is now confirming that 18 people have been killed in the helicopter crash. The crash occurred shortly after takeoff.
The helicopter was carrying 15 passengers and three crew members.
11:55 p.m. ET: Xinhua, a Chinese news agency, is reporting 18 dead
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) August 4, 2018
11:50 p.m. ET: An Mi-8 helicopter has crashed in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia in Russia. There are preliminary reports of up to 17 deaths, according to RT. (source)
Updates to come