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10-Feb-12 A-2605 Mil Mi-8MTV-1 Bukvica, Bosnia

Crashed during humanitarian aid mission – main blades severed tail boom.  11POB all safe.  Weather reported as gusty.  Potential for white-out with ground snow.  Another potential contributor was the changing CofG due to the aid being moved some metres forward in the minutes prior to the accident – see YouTube video

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07-Feb-12 Mil Mi-8 Kyzyl, Russia

Helicopter destroyed in hangar fire along with two An-2 fixed wing aircraft.  Preliminary cause given centred on welding work being done in the hangar at the time.  One possible candidate for this helicopter is  RA-24234 (98730691) but that is not confirmed

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20-Dec-11 RA-06121 Mil MI-26 Khanty Mansi, Russia (1F)

Went into uncontrollable spin on final approach.  Hit ground and caught fire.  6POB, 1 fatal – flight engineer Igor Eroshkin

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30-Nov-11 UR-14322 Mil Mi-2 Kapitanovka, Ukraine (1F)

Impacted ground in fog while on low level pipeline patrol.  2POB, 1 fatal

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29-Nov-11 Mil Mi-24 Pruzhany, Belarus (3F)

The helicopter was doing training flights and crashed down during landing approach.  All three POB killed

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15-Nov-11 Mil Mi-8 Badondo, Congo (1F)

“An M18 helicopter crashed while landing in the region of Bandondo,”

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02-Nov-11 Mil Mi-26 Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Emergency landing

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20-Oct-11 Mil Mi-8 Yamal, Russia

Mi-8 with 25 POB has made an emergency landing in Yamal, the Emergency Situations Ministry’s Main…

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15-Oct-11 Mil Mi-8 Volochanka, Russia

Emergency landing due Hydraulic failure

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09-Oct-11 RF-31129 Mil Mi-8 Trans-Baikal region, Russia

Located by emergency beacon signal.  7 POB confirmed safe and alive

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14-Sep-11 EP-617 Mil Mi-171 Chorobamba, Peru (2F)

Shot down by rebels of Sendero Luminoso when flying over the region of the rivers Apurimac and Ene. Two fatalities named as Lt. Col. Ernesto Vasquez Esneider Silvaand Captain Alberto Campos Vidarte Jenner

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07-Sep-11 Z-2364 Mil Mi-8 Tumkur, India

Mil8 with 9 POB made emergency landing due to technical issue.  After being checked over helicopter departed later with no further issue.

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06-Sep-11 Mil Mi-8 Khevsuretia District, Georgia

Pilot lost control due to the sudden change of wind at low altitude while filming.  8POB all ok

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01-Sep-11 Mil Mi-8 Muthukulangara, India

Precautionary landing due weather

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29-Aug-11 Mil Mi-8 Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia

One report says 10 on board, 6 to hospital.  A second report says 13 to hospital.  Linked to event for launch of a cable car construction project.

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26-Aug-11 Mil Mi-24 Chernigovka, Russia (1F)

Reported as a rough landing on a routine training flight – and resulted in Mi-24 fleet being suspended

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09-Aug-11 Mil Mi-17 Sargodha, Pakistan

Emergency landing after fire in tail.    The airfield is based to 82 Sqn which flies Alouette IIIs, and no other helicopters based.  We realise other aircraft can visit, of course!

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02-Aug-11 H-610 Mil Mi-171 Malanje, Angola (1F)

One fatality (named as Canjole Kitumba Aguinaldo) in take-off accident

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25-Jul-11 RA-24422 Mil Mi-8 Chukotka, Russia (3F)

Quote – The Mi-8 helicopter owned by a local air carrier crashed while landing because of engine failure.  5 POB, three crew and two passengers.  Caught fire on landing, while on a radio navigation aids inspection flight.  Three fatalities

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19-Jul-11 RA-22387 Mil Mi-8 Yekaterinburg, Russia (1F)

At least 1 of 4 occupants killed

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15-Jul-11 RA-22680 Mil Mi-8 Keperveem, Russia

Transmission caught fire during landing phase, substantially damaging the helicopter.  All occupants safe.

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12-Jul-11 Mil Mi-8 Syktyvkar, Russia

A woman passenger broke her arm but no other injuries were reported.  The crash took place earlier in the day 180 kilometers from the republic’s capital Syktyvkar when the helicopter landed on rough terrain, falling on one side.  There were three crewmembers and between six and 16 passengers on board, according to different sources.

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05-Jul-11 RA-22350 Mil Mi-8T Ust-Kut, Russia

The helicopter with 13 passengers and 3 crew members flew to 7.23 Moscow time from Ust-Kut on one of the drilling stations. At 2.5 kilometers from the destination helicopter made an emergency landing. According to preliminary information, there is no dead (per operator UTair – some press reports quote 2 dead)

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22-Jun-11 Mil Mi-2 Andreyevskaya Cossack, Russia (1F)

The helicopter had flown only about 300 metres after takeoff when it crashed, killing the sole occupant pilot

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22-Jun-11 Mil Mi-26 Rjasan, Russia

Helicopter dropped external load

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18-Jun-11 Mil Mi-2 Boguchany district, Russia

Take-off accident, helicopter ended up on its side

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16-Jun-11 Mil Mi-8 Nadym, Russia

Port side engine failure 20 minutes out.  Returned to airport on good engine and landed OK

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15-Jun-11 Mil Mi-8 Dudinka, Russia

Precautionary landing due to fuel leak

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15-Jun-11 707 Mil Mi-171 Mandapul, Afghanistan

Helicopter ended up on its port side with the tail boom broken

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14-Jun-11 Mil Mi-8 Tchaikovsky, Russia

5POB.  Made emergency landing in wooded area after suspected engine fire which turned out to be incorrect

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12-Jun-11 Mil Mi-24 Ghazni Province, Afghanistan

Landing accident with 4 POB – no injuries and only light damage to the helicopter.

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08-Jun-11 Mil Mi-17 Saurimo, Angola (5F)

Fatalities include a major, two lieutenants and two sergeants.

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28-May-11 Mil Mi-2 Yasny, Russia (1F)

A Mi-2 helicopter crashed in the Stavropol Territory when it supposedly performed farm work. The pilot died, a source at the Emergencies Ministry’s regional centre said. The accident occurred in the village of Yasny at about 23:00 on Friday.

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13-May-11 Mil Mi-8 Bahadurpura, India (4F)

A Border Security Force helicopter crashed in Sirohi district of Rajasthan killing the pilot and three others. The helicopter crashed at 3 pm near Bahadurpura village. A team of officials from Mount Abu reached the crash site and all the bodies, which are badly burnt, have been recovered.  The killed are identifed as pilot Colonel (retd) Bal, co-pilot deputy commandant Vivek Chaudhary, engineer SS Chopra and sub inspector Sohanlal.

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11-May-11 209 Mil Mi-17 Paroon, Afghanistan

Crashed into a tree in Paroon, Nuristan, while four helicopters were landing inside a compound of National Directorate of Security, Nuristan governor Jamaluddin Badr said

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19-Apr-11 VT-PHF Mil Mi-17 Tawang, India (18F)

Mi-17 hit a wall and burst into flames as it was trying to land in India’s remote northeast, killing 17 people [later revised to 18 after another passenger died].  It was on a regular passenger service from Guwahati.  See also HeliHub.com story on appointment of a committee of inquiry

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13-Apr-11 Mil Mi-24 Khartoum, Sudan (1F)

Sudanese Air Force Mi-24 attempting to take off from the military airport in Khartoum crashed on Wednesday morning, killing one of three people on board after an engine caught fire, the army said.

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09-Apr-11 854 Mil Mi-24 Brega region, Libya (3F)

Shot down by pro-Gadaffi troops.  A second helicopter was also shot down and has a separate entry in HeliHub accident data

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04-Apr-11 KAF-1103 Mil Mi-17 Juja, Kenya

Kenya military spokesman said “The crew was on normal routine training when it reported a mechanical problem. The crew jumped out after it touched the ground. It then burst into flames”

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15-Mar-11 RA-24436 Mil Mi-8 Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Landed on helipad, rolled over to one side and burst into flames

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06-Mar-11 Mil Mi-24 Ras Lanuf, Libya

Libyan Air Force helicopter shot down by rebels and fell into the sea

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01-Mar-11 Mil Mi-8 Baikit Airport, Russia

Mil Mi-8 helicopter made an emergency landing at Baikit Airport in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk territory after its engine malfunctioned

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15-Feb-11 Mil Mi-28N Budyonnovsk, Russia (1F)

A Mil Mi-28 Night Hunter attack helicopter made a rough emergency landing in the Budyonnovsk district in Russia’s southern Stavropol territory on Tuesday, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman…  Pilot died later same day in hospital

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05-Feb-11 RF-00854 Mil Mi-2 Kalmukia, Russia (2F)

Crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off at 1900hrs – after emergency landing earlier in the day (see separate incident page here) and subsequent repairs.  Pilot and passenger killed.

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05-Feb-11 RF-00854 Mil Mi-2 Kalmukia, Russia

Emergency landing due to engine problems.  Later repaired but helicopter crashed fatally on subsequent take-off (see separate incident page here)

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26-Jan-11 Mil Mi-24 Ghazni, Afghanistan

NATO says a coalition helicopter has landed on its side after experiencing mechanical trouble during takeoff from a military base in eastern Afghanistan.  No injuries.  Report from Poland quotes that “the helicopter was spinning on its axis” and fell to the ground, sustaining heavy damage.

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19-Jan-11 Mil Mi-8 Teykovskogo, Russia

Crashed from hovering at 5m, helicopter ended up on its side.  Three occupants, one of which was hospitalized

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19-Dec-10 RA-24655 Mil Mi-8 Yamal, Russia (1F)

There were 15 passengers and three crewmembers aboard the helicopter. “The passengers received injuries of various degree of gravity while the crew commander was killed,”

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14-Dec-10 Mil Mi-26 Jammu, India

The Mi-26 chopper carrying defence personnel took off from the technical airport at Satwari and crashed within minutes of take off at 0950 hours, defence spokesperson Lt Col Viplov Nath said.

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11-Dec-10 VT-PHF Mil MI-172 Assam, India

Emergency landing due to fog

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25-Nov-10 RA-22376 Mil Mi-8 Omsk Region, Russia (7F)

Helicopter was in landing phase. 7 killed, 3 injured

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19-Nov-10 Mil Mi-17 Bomdir, India (12F)

All 12 armed forces personnel on board an IAF MI-17 helicopter were killed when it crashed minutes after take-off from Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.

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02-Nov-10 RF-28532 Mil Mi-8 Sakhalin, Russia (4F)

“A Mil Mi-8 helicopter of the Federal Security Service, which crashed in bad weather in Sakhalin on Tuesday, has been found burning.”. The deceased were all Majors – Anatoly Kozlov, Artem Trushko, Alexander Sleptsov, and Mykola Dudrov

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21-Oct-10 Mil Mi-8 Vilyuchinsk, Russia

The reason for the forced landing was the increase of pressure in the oil system gearbox rotary-wing aircraft.

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06-Oct-10 Mil Mi-8 Garm, Tajikistan (25F)

An official statement confirmed four of the deaths and said the helicopter crashed after hitting a powerline. Military sources were later advising that the accident killed at least 25 soldiers

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06-Oct-10 Mil Mi-8 Marinovka, Russia

Emergency landing shortly after taking off from Marinovka en route for Saratov

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14-Sep-10 Mil Mi-24 Berdsk, Russia

Helicopter was damaged during ground transportation at night – incident timed at 23:40 local

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10-Sep-10 Krasnoyarsk region, Russia

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06-Sep-10 (Serial TBA) Mil Mi-8 Shalazhi, Russia

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02-Sep-10 RA-25202 Mil Mi-8 95km from Noyabrsk, Russia

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27-Aug-10 GN-10139 Mil Mi-17 Buena Vista del Meta, Venezuela (10F)

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06-Aug-10 VT-… Mil Mi-172 Namsai, India (1F)

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28-Jul-10 Serial TBA Mil Mi-17 Karbala, Iraq (5F)

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13-Jul-10 (Serial TBA) Mil Mi-24 Dagestan, Russia

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27-Jun-10 RA-….. Mil Mi-8 Khabarovsk, Russia

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22-Jun-10 4L-… Mil Mi-2 Laituri, Georgia

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16-Jun-10 (Serial TBA) Mil Mi-2 Pindaya, Myanmar (4F)

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12-Jun-10 RA-20598 Mil Mi-2 Kirov, Russia

Fourth digit of registration is not confirmed (see photos at URL2).  Options are 20558, 20568, 20588 or 20598

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03-Jun-10 RA-…. Mil MI-2 Lodeynoeye, Russia

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30-May-10 (Serial TBA) Mil Mi-8 Jaji district, Afghanistan (1F)

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04-May-10 (Serial TBA) Mil MI-24 Jihlavsku, Czech Republic

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03-May-10 XC-PFF Mil Mi-8MTV.1 Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

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10-Apr-10 RA-22881 Mi-8 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Russia (10F)

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24-Mar-10 (Serial TBA) Mil Mi-8 Kunduz City, Afghanistan

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11-Mar-10 UP-….. Mil Mi-8 Urdzhar, Kazakhstan (8F)

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