12-Sep-13 Mil Mi-17 Lest, Slovakia (1F)

Soldier abseiling down rope died after falling to the ground.  Reports in subsequent days suggest the rope was intentionally cut after the helicopter suffered a major malfunction and had to make an emergency landing to save the 13 on board.

Date
September 12, 2013
Make
Mil
Model
Mi-8
Location
Lest training area
Country
Slovakia
CivilMilitary
Military
Fatal
1
Link 1
http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/51393/10/investigators_deceased_soldiers_safety_rope_cut_to_save_others.html
Link 2
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=sk&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.topky.sk%2Fcl%2F10%2F1361686%2FNove-informacie-o-tragedii-v-Lesti--Zosnuly-Lubomir---40--vedel--ze-ho-idu-odrezat-
Link 3
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=sk&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fzvolen.sme.sk%2Fc%2F6931880%2Fna-lesti-zahynul-pri-zlanovani-z-vrtulnika-vojensky-policajt.html

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