24-Nov-12 UP-M1829 Mil Mi-8 Dostyk, Kazakhstan

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.

Date
November 24, 2012
Reg
UP-M1829
Make
Mil
Model
Mi-8
Location
90-95 km from Usharal in Almaty oblast towards Dostyk station, 5-7km east of Dostyk-Usharal road, 15-20 km from Alakol lake.
Country
Kazakhstan
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Euro-Asia-Air
Link 1
http://en.trend.az/regions/casia/kazakhstan/2093598.html
Link 2
http://en.tengrinews.kz/emergencies/PHOTO-Wreckage-of-missing-MI-8-discovered-8-crew-members-found-dead-14914/
Link 3
http://en.tengrinews.kz/emergencies/Kazakhstan-searching-for-missing-MI-8-chopper-in-Almaty-oblast-14778/

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