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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 167864
Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:10-JUL-2014
Time:c. 23:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-17V-5
Owner/operator:Macedonian Police
Registration: MAP-7712
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Strumica in Eastern Macedonia -   North Macedonia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Valandovo
Destination airport:Strumica
Narrative:
A Macedonian Police Mi-17V on a training flight crashed after hitting a 120 meter transmission tower during a night flight between Valandovo and Strumica (about 190 km south of the capital Skopje). The helicopter was approaching Strumica when it hit the tower belonging to the Macedonian Radio Broadcasting Agency. All four crew members aboard the helicopter were killed. It is known that the tower did not had a operational obstruction beacon.

Sources:

http://www.focus-fen.net/news/2014/07/11/342223/macedonia-police-helicopter-crashes-near-strumica-4-die.html
http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/25682/45/
http://www.policeaviationnews.com/Acrobat/220PANewsAug2014.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jul-2014 07:17 gerard57 Added
11-Jul-2014 07:24 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
11-Jul-2014 07:26 harro Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type]
11-Jul-2014 11:30 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration]
15-Jul-2014 18:50 HeliNews+ Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
24-Aug-2014 10:49 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2015 09:34 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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