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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69521
Last updated: 10 January 2021
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Date:31-OCT-2009
Time:17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PZL-Swidnik Kania (Mi-2)
Owner/operator:Polish Border Guard
Registration: SN-26XG
C/n / msn: 900404
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Klukowicze -   Belarus
Phase: En route
Nature:Calibration/Inspection
Departure airport:Bialystok
Destination airport:Mielnik
Narrative:
Polish Border Guard helicopter was sent for a routine border patrol flight about 15:00 CET. The crew were pilot and two border guards. Contact was lost about 17:40 CET. Inhabitants of Klukowicze village noted loud crash noise, so search party was organized, however due to heavy fog it was impossible to use helicopters. Search was being conducted on both Polish and Belarusian parts of the border. On Saturday morning, Polish searchers felt a strong smell of helicopter fuel and informed Belarusian side of this fact. Shortly after, the wreckage was found about 200m (600 ft) into Belarusian territory. According to first reports, helicopter is strongly damaged.

Sources:

1. http://www.rp.pl/artykul/385823_Katastrofa_smiglowca_Strazy_Granicznej.html
2. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=pl&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&sl=pl&tl=en&u=http://wiadomosci.gazeta.pl/Wiadomosci/1,80273,7208390,Odnaleziono_smiglowiec_SG___zaloga_nie_zyje.htmlurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhgXwNNbkqPECvYxx_4YhZ-ikpdUAg
3. http://www.scramble.nl/soviet-database?view=default
https://cdn.airplane-pictures.net/images/uploaded-images/2009/8/13/57487.jpg


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Nov-2009 01:27 signaal Added
01-Nov-2009 02:34 Anon. Updated
01-Nov-2009 02:55 RobertMB Updated
03-Jan-2011 15:54 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source]
03-Jan-2011 15:56 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
25-Feb-2011 17:30 TB Updated [Source]
14-Jun-2016 19:48 Joe Głodomór Updated [Source]

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