Crashed shortly after taking off from an airport. All on board survived (Mi-24 is best guess at type. 3POB and an “attack helicopter” seem reasonably likely to be correct. “Apache” clearly is not. However, image issued by the Sudan News Agency shows the aft end of the tail boom and stinger of an AW109 –… Read more »
Meeting with UTair Aviation representatives serving the UN Mission in Sudan Brigadier General Iyoma Nvokondo Iyoma, commanding the southern sector of the African Union/United Nations hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) expressed his gratitude to the entire airline staff and presented UTair representatives with a special award, the Scroll of Honor. UTair has provided air transport services… Read more »
UN helicopter developed a technical fault en route Zalingei to Nertiti, in Central Darfur. Pilot turned back to Zalingei helipad and during the emergency landing the aircraft crashed and was badly damaged. All 19 passengers and 4 crew were safely evacuated, of which three passengers suffered minor injuries
Boosting the mission’s ability to airlift personnel and supplies in South Sudan, 120 Rwandan aviation troops arrived today to join UNMISS (United Naitons Mission in Southern Sudan) in the capital Juba. The contingent brings with it six helicopters. Three arrived yesterday with 18 personnel, while the remaining helicopters are expected in coming days. Rwanda has… Read more »
Shot down – four Russian nationals on board all died – named later in a UN statement as Pilot in Command Ilin Sergei, Co-Pilot Abrakov Alfir, Flight Engineer Egorov Sergei and Flight Attendant Shpanov Nikolai
Sudanese minister of agriculture, Abdel Halim al-Mutafi, has escaped death in a crash which killed three people. HeÂ emerged almost unscathed from the mishap which took place in Sudanâ€™s eastern state of Al-Qadarif, where an Mi-17 helicopter carrying him along with six of his aides and two Iranian investors caught fire during take-off.
The Rwanda Air Force has started a three weeks training aimed at preparing pilots, technicians and maintenance officers, Air logistics Staffs and Air Medical Services to the peacekeeping mission in Sudan. The training for 140 Officers and Men from Air Force is jointly organised by Rwanda Defence Force helped by the US Army under ACOTA… Read more »
The Telegraph India has reported that India is preparing to withdraw the last four Mi-35 attack helicopters next month, citing strong domestic need for the aircraft. The contract with Monusco (the UNâ€™s mission in Democratic Republic of Congo) expires in less than two weeks on 4th July.Â However, the Congo is heading towards a residential… Read more »
Three Bulgarian air crew working for the United Nations have been released after they were kidnapped six months ago in Darfur. The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said all three were Bulgarian nationals working for Heli Air Services contracted to the United Nations.
KHARTOUM â€“ The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the news that three Latvian men working as helicopter aircrew for the WFP United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, have been freed after more than a month in captivity. WFP said that the three Latvians, a pilot,… Read more »
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan now has 24 helicopters, an increase of eight, to help move 120 tons of material for the January referendum that will decide whether southern Sudan declares independence from Africaâ€™s largest country, a senior official said today. â€œWe have a large mission support capability here in the south as… Read more »
Three Russian helicopter pilots were abducted Sunday at Nyala in Darfur, a region plagued by civil war.Â This is the second kidnapping of foreign nationals in two weeks in the west of the Sudanese province.
29 July 2010 â€“Â A Russian helicopter pilot missing since the start of the week was found safe late today in southern Darfur, the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in the war-ravaged Sudanese region confirmed. On Monday, a UNAMID helicopter had picked up three representatives of the rebel group known as the Liberty and Justice… Read more »
The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) have received five MI-35 tactical helicopters from Ethiopia. The helicopters arrived in Nyala, South Darfur, with 15 pilots and crew members onboard.
The Ethiopian government today said that a tactical aviation unit comprising of five helicopters has headed to Sudanâ€™s Darfur region to join the badly-needing African Union and UN peacekeeping operation in Darfur (UNAMID).