Ukraine Air Force

Ukrainian Air Forces Returns Rare Mi-8 into Service

Ukrainian Air Forces Returns Rare Mi-8 into Service

8-Jan-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The Ukrainian Air Force has recently sent two overhauled Mi-8 helicopters into service. The helicopters are rare as they are electronic warfare versions of the Soviet-era Mi-8. They were overhauled at the SE”Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon, reports Defence Blog.... Read more

24-Mar-15 29 Yellow Mil Mi-24 Kiev, Ukraine (1F)

24-Mar-15 29 Yellow Mil Mi-24 Kiev, Ukraine (1F)

24-Mar-2015

1 killed and 2 injured when helicopter came down close to Ukraine’s capital Kiev (Kyiv) . Video from crash scene here... Read more

20-Aug-14 09 Yellow Mil Mi-24VP Heorhiyivka, Ukraine (2F)

20-Aug-14 09 Yellow Mil Mi-24VP Heorhiyivka, Ukraine (2F)

20-Aug-2014

Separatists downed one Mil Mi-24 helicopter from the Ukrainian Air Force with a portable air defence system... Read more

20-Aug-14 Mil Mi-24VP Luhansk region, Ukraine

20-Aug-14 Mil Mi-24VP Luhansk region, Ukraine

20-Aug-2014

Separatists downed one Mil Mi-24 helicopter from the Ukrainian Air Force with a portable air defence system – this second helicopter was also hit, but further details not known... Read more

19-Aug-14 Mil Mi-8 Donetsk, Ukraine

19-Aug-14 Mil Mi-8 Donetsk, Ukraine

19-Aug-2014

Mil Mi-8 helicopter was shot down by Donetsh People Republic fighters. Helicopter crashed and crew member were severely injured. Later they were evacuated to hospital. The very same pilots flew on Mil Mi-8MT, 62 YELLOW which was shot down the day before (see HeliHub.com page for that accident). That time they were into luck to... Read more

18-Aug-14 62 Yellow Mil Mi-8MT Donetsk, Ukraine

18-Aug-14 62 Yellow Mil Mi-8MT Donetsk, Ukraine

18-Aug-2014

Mil Mi-8MT helicopter of 16 Army Aviation Brigade was shot down by Donetsh People Republic fighters. Helicopter crashed but crew managed to leave the downed machine and return to air base. The next day the same crew flying on another helicopter would be shot down again. (see HeliHub.com page for that accident).... Read more

21-Jun-14 Mil Mi-8 Lyzohubivka, Ukraine (3F)

21-Jun-14 Mil Mi-8 Lyzohubivka, Ukraine (3F)

30-Jun-2014

Crashed en route from Nezhin air base to Chuhuiv air base.  Quoted by one source as “21 yellow” msn 9788612 but with no evidence provided to validate... Read more

Ukraine – New military leaders try repossessing 26 leased Mi-8s

Ukraine – New military leaders try repossessing 26 leased Mi-8s

16-Jun-2014Source: Ukrainian Helicopters

The following is an electronic translation of Ukrainian Helicopters response to an assertion by the new military leadership in Ukraine that the 26 Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters leased from the military should be returned, claiming breach of contract per this story  Airline “Ukrainian Helicopters” for more than ten years of experience in the international air transport market,... Read more

29-May-14 Mil Mi-8 Slavyansk, Ukraine (14F)

29-May-14 Mil Mi-8 Slavyansk, Ukraine (14F)

29-May-2014

Ukraine AF helicopter shot down by rebel forces... Read more

Ukrainian helicopter pilots celebrate 10th Anniversary

Ukrainian helicopter pilots celebrate 10th Anniversary

20-Jan-2014Source: Ukraine military

The personnel of the 56th DHU have celebrated its 10 Anniversary of peacekeeping activities in this country. At the official ceremony Col. Olexander Venher, Commander of Helicopter Unit, greeted the servicemen and awarded them the certificates. “In January 2004, the commander of the first rotation of the Ukrainian Contingent Col. Igor Shendrihin, completed the first flight in Robertsfield and the whole Mi-8crew accomplished its first flight task... Read more

18-Sep-13 01 Mil Mi-24P Sevastopol, Ukraine

18-Sep-13 01 Mil Mi-24P Sevastopol, Ukraine

18-Sep-2013

Started to spin uncontrollably at 10m altitude.  Landed heavily, and 2 of 3 POB to hospital.... Read more

Ukraine moving UN detachment from Liberia to Ivory Coast

Ukraine moving UN detachment from Liberia to Ivory Coast

9-Jul-2013Source: Ukraine Ministry of Defence

Ten servicemen of the 56th Detached Helicopter Unit of the United Nations Mission in Liberia left for Côte d’Ivoire. The main aim of this operation is to prepare the base camp and the airfield for the Detached Aviation Group of the 56th DHU, including three Mi-24 and 38 servicemen who will participate in the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire and trans-boundary operations. “This movement is organized in three phases,” tells Col. Petro Plis.... Read more

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