ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165759
Last updated: 22 October 2014
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Date:25-APR-2014
Time:11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-8
Owner/operator:Ukrainian Armed Forces 7 Regiment Army aviation
Registration: 55 YELLOW
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast -   Ukraine
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Mi-8 helicopter was struck by grenade when it was being prepared for departure.
A fire erupted.
According to other sources, the Donetsk People Republic sniper hit a drum with incendiary bullets that caused an explosion of helicoper and one Antonov An-2 standing nearby.
There are also some speculations that explosion was caused by an inaccurate ammunition handling.

Sources:
http://www.mil.gov.ua/index.php?lang=ua&part=news&sub=read&id=34137 Ministry of Deffence Ukraine
http://www.segodnya.ua/regions/donetsk/na-aerodrome-v-kramatorske-vzorvalsya-vertolet-mi-8-515735.html



Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Apr-2014 10:03 Hans Gruber Added
25-Apr-2014 10:04 harro Updated [Operator, Narrative]
25-Apr-2014 11:11 El_serj Updated [Narrative]
07-May-2014 07:24 El_serj Updated [Operator]
07-Jun-2014 15:31 El_serj Updated [Operator]
26-Jun-2014 11:19 91.193.77.138 Updated [Registration, Operator]
04-Jul-2014 11:40 El_serj Updated [Registration]
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