Euro-Asia Airlines Mi-8 reported missing and not found five days later. The helicopter took off on November 24 at 08.30 to fly over the Ushara-Dostyk section of the Atasu – Alashankow oil pipeline – but did not land at Dostyk at 12.30 as expected – and crashed nr Dostyk. The helicopter had significant damages with only the aft remaining intact. All five crew members and three passengers died in the helicopter crash. Manifest: Captain – Raul Khabibullin -/- Pilot – Nurlan Yessenaliyev -/- Flight mechanic – Vladimir Kim -/- Engineers – Konstantin Maksayev and Viktor Radomskiy -/- Accompanying persons – T. Shokparov, A. Sarsembayev, K. Sabirov.