ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 167480
Last updated: 22 October 2014
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Date:24-JUN-2014
Time:5 p.m. local
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-8TV
Owner/operator:Ukrainian Armed Forces
Registration: 63 YELLOW
C/n / msn: 9743708
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Karachun Mountain (Near the town of Slaviansk) -   Ukraine
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Karachun
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Nine people are feared dead after self-defense forces in the Donetsk region shot down a Ukrainian army helicopter, which was used for transporting military cargo. A portable air defense system was used by self-defense forces to shoot the helicopter down.

The Ukraine’s National Guard fighters told the Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper that the Mi-8 helicopter was downed during takeoff from Karachun Mountain (a strategic high point near Slavyansk where the Ukrainian army’s artillery is deployed).
http://rt.com/news/168184-helicopter-down-east-ukraine/

Sources:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/24/368469/prorussians-down-chopper-ukraine/
http://rt.com/news/168184-helicopter-down-east-ukraine/
https://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-military-helicopter-downed-rebel-fire-9-feared-151026078.html
http://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/nine-killed-after-ukrainian-military-helicopter-downed-30380719.html
http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_06_24/Military-helicopter-downed-near-Slovyansk-media-4117/



Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Jun-2014 16:56 gerard57 Added
24-Jun-2014 17:40 LaMarca Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2014 05:22 LaMarca Updated [Time, Source]
26-Jun-2014 10:06 harro Updated [Source]
01-Jul-2014 14:06 95.164.19.7 Updated [Registration, Operator]
01-Jul-2014 19:09 95.164.19.7 Updated [Operator]
04-Jul-2014 07:30 El_serj Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator]
04-Jul-2014 07:36 El_serj Updated [Aircraft type]
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