Accident Mil Mi-26 51, 24 Jun 1987
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MI26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mil Mi-26
Owner/operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: 51
Fatalities:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 18
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kutaisi -   Georgia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Micha-Tskhakaya
Destination airport:Vaziani
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
20 minutes after takeoff during a flight at an altitude of 3,300 m bearing tail rotor drive shaft collapsed. The helicopter went into uncontrollable decline. Navigator, flight engineer and flight technician bailed out with parachutes, but the first two were killed, caught in the rotating screw. At the site of the crash killed one child, second child received severe burns.

Soviet Transports (place of crash)

Revision history:

16-Oct-2010 06:44 krasatpi Added
17-Dec-2010 02:43 TB Updated [Operator]
17-Dec-2010 05:26 TB Updated [Source]
25-Dec-2010 02:38 krasatpi Updated [[Source]]
16-May-2011 13:37 krasatpi Updated [Source]

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