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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143775
Last updated: 3 November 2019
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Date:14-FEB-2012
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-8 ?
Owner/operator:Air Koryo ?
Registration:
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
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Sundo Island
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?cataId=nk00100&num=8828
http://lincolntribune.com/?p=27407
http://www.dzwww.com/xinwen/guojixinwen/201202/t20120216_6934227.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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