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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 83194
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mil Mi-8
Registration: CCCP-22171
MSN: 1652
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Volcano Tyatya, Kunashir, Kuril Islands -   Russia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Mendeleevo
Destination airport:Mendeleevo
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Due to strong crosswinds helicopter drifted away from the route. Because of poor visibility and lack of communication with Mendeleevo crew was not able to determine their whereabouts. Continuing flight in the clouds, the helicopter touched the slope of the volcano and fell in deep snow.
At the time of the accident, only the second pilot was killed. The rest died from hypothermia in the coming days.


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07-Dec-2010 13:28 krasatpi Added

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