The helicopter, identified as an MI-8 helicopter belonging to the Gazprom Avia Airline based in Moscow, was flying from Bovanenkovo Airport to Nadym but made an emergency landing in Yamal after the aircraft caught fire in the air in Russia’s Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
The incident took place on 31st October, though the images only surfaced on the 3rd November.
The flight was a commercial flight with three crew members and seven passengers on board, and they all landed and evacuated unhurt, according to Russian media.
They were reportedly only able to detect the fire when the alarm in the main gearbox went off where the blaze started before it spread to the roof of the aircraft and the cargo bay.
The video shows a man extinguishing the blaze on the aircraft roof while a second person tries to put out another section on fire in the footage which was captured on a mobile phone.
A man is also seen evacuating bags from the fire-gutted aircraft as another aircraft awaits at the scene where the incident took place about 40 kilometres (30 miles) from the helicopter’s destination in Nadym.
The passengers were reportedly flown to Nadym by another airline, according to the Ural Transport Prosecutor’s Office, which is investigating the cause of the fire.