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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181708
Last updated: 9 January 2021
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Date:24-NOV-2015
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-17-1V
Owner/operator:Valan International Cargo Charter
Registration: ER-MGM
C/n / msn: 96621
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 21
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:N Afghanistan, Faryab province -   Afghanistan
Phase: Combat
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Moldovan registered civil Mi-17 transport helicopter based in Mazar-I-Sharif was operating a scheduled transport mission with 3 crew members and 18 Afghan personnel. At approximately 15:30 local Afghanistan time a "MAYDAY" call was received from the helicopter crew, informing that the helicopter had been hit. An emergency landed was carried out with the helicopter on fire.
Media reports suggest 3 persons were killed and the remaining were captured by militants.

The helicopter was owned by Valan International Cargo Charter, and flown under contract with Aircraft Charter Solutions, UAE, for the prime contractor of United States Government. The helicopter was providing civil airlift support for Afghan National Security Forces.

Sources:

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2015/11/taliban-seizes-soldiers-after-chopper-crash.html
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/afghan-army-rescue-bid-taliban-chopper-crash-hostages-094805983.html#DhK6iSW
http://www.valanicc.com/en/news/item17/_/
http://web.archive.org/web/20160128134848/http://www.moldova.org:80/moldovan-helicopter-captured-taliban-afganistan/


Images:

Photo of ER-MGM courtesy AirHistory.net


Tarin Kowt / Tereen (OATN / TII)
9 February 2010; (c) Stephan de Bruijn

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Nov-2015 09:41 plcedi Added
25-Nov-2015 10:07 plcedi Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
25-Nov-2015 12:47 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
25-Nov-2015 12:52 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Narrative]
25-Nov-2015 13:39 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
25-Nov-2015 14:08 Anon. Updated [Damage]

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