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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143775
Last updated: 20 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-8 ?
Owner/operator:Air Koryo ?
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sundo Island, North Pyongan province -   North Korea
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Sundo Island
North Korean newspaper Daily NK reported that the North Korean commerce minister Kim Bong-cheol was killed when his helicopter crashed on a small island in North Pyongan province. Four others were also killed. The pilot and television film crew managed to escape.
The helicopter's tail struck a rock during landing, causing the helicopter to crash.


Revision history:

16-Feb-2012 13:34 gerard57 Added
16-Feb-2012 13:41 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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