30-Aug-12 Mil Mi-17 Sarmat, India (5F) – 2 of 2

Two Mi-17 helicopters hit each other on take off on a training mission from an air base near the village of Sarmat in Jamnagar district of Gujarat state.  9 killed, assumed currently as 4 in one helicopter and 5 in the other.  One helicopter caught fire and completely burned out, the other did not – see photo set here

Date:
30 August, 2012
Make:
Mil
Model:
Mi-8
Location:
air base near the village of Sarmat in Jamnagar district of Gujarat state
Country:
India
Civil / Military:
Military
Fatalities:
5
Operator:
Indian-Air-Force
Link:
http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/jamnagar-eight-air-force-officials-dead-as-two-iaf-helicopters-collide-260932?pfrom=home-topstories
Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsBBciiPGY4

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