ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43102
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Narrative:Shot down by a Republic of Belarus Air Force attack helicopter, and crashed near the town of Bereza, Republic of Belarus. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area at the time of the accident. The aircraft was destroyed. After being hit by rounds of machine-gun fire, the hydrogen-filled balloon envelope tore and partially burned, and after impact with the ground the balloon gondola frame was compressed along its vertical axis.
|Owner/operator:||Fahrtengruppe Soukup & Thomas|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| En route|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
Two crew members, both American, were killed in this shoot down.
1. NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001207X04477
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