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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56900
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Date:09-JAN-2009
Time:11:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-171C (Mi-8AMT)
Owner/operator:Gazpromavia
Registration: RA-22463
C/n / msn: ...66433208U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Altai Mountains, Siberia -   Russia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Biysk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The flight was an aerial hunting expedition organized by one of the senior local officials who invited two high-rank Duma members to join the entertainment. Contact with the helicopter was lost at 2 pm local time (8 am GMT) on January 9. 8 of 11 people onboard perished, among them President's envoy in Duma Alexander Kosapkin.

The aircraft collided with the ground while manoeuvring to collect an animal shot from the cabin.

Sources:

1. https://mak-iac.org/russian/investigations/2009/mi-171.html
2. http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/35705
3. http://www.na.se/artikel.asp?intId=1434655&insn=1 (Swedish)
4. http://www.airdisaster.ru/database.php?id=517
5. https://mak-iac.org/russian/investigations/2009/report_ra-22463.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jan-2009 10:22 ddk Added
11-Jan-2009 05:01 ddk Updated
11-Jan-2009 05:01 Alessandro Updated
11-Jan-2009 11:42 VAR Updated
12-Jan-2009 02:28 harro Updated
12-Jan-2009 11:30 harro Updated
31-Oct-2010 10:21 krasatpi Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport]
14-Mar-2011 17:19 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2011 17:23 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source]
21-Sep-2014 14:03 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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