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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214975
Last updated: 27 February 2021
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Date:02-SEP-2018
Time:07:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-8MTV
Owner/operator:Valan International Cargo Charter
Registration: ER-MHR
C/n / msn: 95952
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Shaheen Corps headquarters, northern Balkh province -   Afghanistan
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Shaheen Corps headquarters
Destination airport:Faryab province
Narrative:
A Mil Mi-8MTV helicopter crashed during takeoff from the Shaheen Corps headquarters in Afghanistan.
A post-impact fire erupted. Several occupants were killed or injured.

On board the helicopter were three Ukrainian crew members, four public order police soldiers, four army soldiers, and two national police soldiers. The helicopter was reportedly chartered by the Afghanistan Army.
A total of twelve occupants died in the crash, two pilots and ten passengers.

Sources:

https://www.khaama.com/helicopter-crashes-in-afghan-army-base-in-balkh-province-05873
https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2018/09/02/3-including-foreign-pilot-killed-balkh-copter-crash
http://www.caa.md/rom/news/item226/
www.rferl.org


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Sep-2018 05:41 Iceman 29 Added
02-Sep-2018 07:04 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Sep-2018 08:43 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]
02-Sep-2018 08:59 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Sep-2018 13:54 ABC Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Source]
02-Sep-2018 13:55 harro Updated [Cn, Operator]
02-Sep-2018 13:57 harro Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
02-Sep-2018 14:00 harro Updated [Narrative]
02-Sep-2018 18:08 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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