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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 83194
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:10-JAN-1983
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-8
Owner/operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-22171
C/n / msn: 1652
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Volcano Tyatya, Kunashir, Kuril Islands -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Mendeleevo
Destination airport:Mendeleevo
Narrative:
Due to strong crosswinds helicopter drifted away from the route. Because of poor visibility and lack of communication with Mendeleevo crew was not able to determine their whereabouts. Continuing flight in the clouds, the helicopter touched the slope of the volcano and fell in deep snow.
At the time of the accident, only the second pilot was killed. The rest died from hypothermia in the coming days.

Sources:

http://www.airdisaster.ru/database.php?id=606


Revision history:

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07-Dec-2010 13:28 krasatpi Added

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