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Date:16-JUN-2010
Time:c. noon
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PZL-Swidnik Mi-2
Owner/operator:Tatmadaw Lei (Myanmar Air Force)
Registration: MAF#64??
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Pindaya Township, Shan state -   Myanmar
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Namsan Air Force Base
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Mil Mi-2 helicopter hit a mountain in bad weather around noon near Pindaya Township, Shan State. Four of the five occupants were killed. Heavy Rain & strong wind in terrain of mountain area weather condition of visibility 0 and dark.

Four people were killed and another seriously injured in a military helicopter crash in central Burma on Wednesday, according to reports. The Russian-made Mil Mi-2 helicopter crashed in the jungle near the town of Pindaya in Shan State due to bad weather, the news agency AFP reported on Thursday, quoting a Burmese government official who spoke anonymously. “Four people on board were killed and one was sent to a nearby hospital,” the official said in the report. There has been no official report of the crash in the Burmese state media. According to a Burmese blog that quoted an air force military officer in Rangoon, one of the dead was a colonel serving as the general staff officer 1 of the Eastern Regional Military Command, based in the Shan State capital of Taunggyi.

In 2001, a military helicopter crash killed the then secretary two of the ruling junta, Lt- Gen Tin Oo, along with several other high-ranking officials. The government has yet to release any information about the cause of the crash.

Sources:

1. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1563990.php/Myanmar-Air-Force-helicopter-crashes-four-dead]
2. https://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STIStory_541795.html
3. https://www.bnionline.net/en/news/mizzima/8771-helicopter-crash-kills-four-air-force-staff.html
http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=18739


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jun-2010 23:52 gerard57 Added
18-Jun-2010 03:31 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Mar-2011 14:48 TB Updated [Registration, Location, Source]
27-Apr-2016 08:57 TB Updated [Operator]
16-Jun-2016 10:18 TB Updated [Registration, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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