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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.
1 killed and 2 injured when helicopter came down close to Ukraine’s capital Kiev (Kyiv) . Video from crash scene here
Separatists downed one Mil Mi-24 helicopter from the Ukrainian Air Force with a portable air defence system
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
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 »
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).