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Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mil Mi-8MTV-1
Owner/operator:Turkmenistan Airlines
Registration: EZ-L481
MSN: 96143
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NE of Kabul -   Afghanistan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Peshawar
Destination airport:Chardzhou
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Mi-8 helicopter flying in the earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan under the contract with the Red Cross. January 20, 2006 the helicopter was distilled to Turkmenistan for routine maintenance. During the flight over Afghanistan relationship with the board was missing in the night of 20-21 JAN. The destroyed helicopter was discovered by nomadic shepherds 1 June 2006 on a steep ridge side. Bodies recovered by a US team, which landed with a CH-47 around half-a-mile from crash side, 10 JUN.


1. (place of crash)
Air International AUG 2006, p16 (photo)


Photo of EZ-L481 courtesy

Turkmenabat (UTAV / CRZ)
18 May 1996; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

04-Mar-2011 03:08 TB Added
16-Jun-2011 14:06 krasatpi Updated [Source]
27-Sep-2012 01:04 krasatpi Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Dec-2021 09:24 TB Updated [Location]
25-Dec-2021 14:15 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]

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