MI-8 Helicopter crashes during airshow in Russia

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Posted by moku 2 years ago in Rowdy Russia
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A Mil Mi-8 Hip utility helicopter crashed during an air show in Russia. The chopper, belonging to the Russian “Panh Helicopters” air company (whose fleet of about 30 aircraft performs scientific and aerial services), was taking part to the opening phases of the Gidroavisalon 2014 in Gelendzhik, an international hydro air show that gathered 180 Russian companies and 14 foreign delegations. As the video shows, after carrying a flag, the helicopter performed a heavy landing, “bounced” on the tarmac, broke into two pieces and fell back to the ground, catching fire. Two crewmember were killed and one heavily injured as a consequence of the incident.

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