04-Sep-14 RA-24255 Mil Mi-8 Gelendzhik, Russia (2F)

Crashed near Gelendzhik airport and caught fire. Full video of accident here.  From a steady hover the helicopter lost height and hit the ground heavily and bounced.  The impact caused the tail boom to shear off and thus the helicopter became dynamically unstable, it immediately crashed onto its belly and caught fire.  It burned out completely.  Both occupants died – noting that the video does show one person being taken by stretcher to an ambulance.

Date:
4 September, 2014
Reg:
RA-24255
Make:
Mil
Model:
Mi-8
MSN:
98734093
Location:
near Gelendzhik airport
Country:
Russia
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
2
Link:
http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/748098
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOHZXVSO6To
Link:
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Mil-Mi-8T/2496032/

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