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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181289
Last updated: 11 November 2019
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Date:12-NOV-2015
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-2
Owner/operator:
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stretavka -   Slovakia
Phase: En route
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A helicopter crashed in Slovakia, close to the Ukraine border. According to local media reports all six on board were killed.
Reports suggest the helicopter may have belonged to Ukrainian smugglers transport illegal migrants. During this year the number of such illegal flights carried out from Ukraine is reported to have grown. Reports says that the accident took place on the night during foggy weather while low flying - approximately 50 meters over the terain.
Latest reports speak of 8 fatalities, the pilot as well as 5 men and 2 women from Afghanistan.

Sources:

https://spravy.pravda.sk/domace/clanok/373822-na-hranici-s-ukrajinou-spadol-vrtulnik-pasazieri-neprezili/
http://www.tvnoviny.sk/domace/1811046_pri-obci-stretavka-na-vychode-slovenska-spadol-vrtulnik-sedem-mrtvych
http://www.pluska.sk/spravy/z-domova/dalsi-pad-vrtulnika-slovensku-nestastie-neprezilo-niekolko-ludi.html?utm_source=pluska&utm_medium=topbox&utm_campaign=sprava-topbox
https://www.ta3.com/clanok/1072749/na-vychodnej-hranici-spadol-vrtulnik-pasazieri-neprezili.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34812405
https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/about/news/news_9264.htm
Reuters


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Nov-2015 14:04 j.sabo12 Added
13-Nov-2015 14:04 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Nature, Source, Embed code, Damage]
13-Nov-2015 14:06 harro Updated [Narrative]
13-Nov-2015 15:31 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
14-Nov-2015 09:53 Anon. Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
14-Nov-2015 13:29 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
14-Nov-2015 18:27 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
25-Nov-2015 08:40 Anon. Updated [Location]

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