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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1006
Last updated: 5 October 2019
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Date:10-JAN-1991
Time:10:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-8T
Owner/operator:Policja (Polish Police Aviation)
Registration: 657
C/n / msn: 10657
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Cisna -   Poland
Phase: En route
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Dołżyca
Destination airport:local
Narrative:
In the worst helicopter crash in post-war Polish history, a military helicopter hired by a television team of "997" telecast crashed near Cisna village in Bieszczady Mountains. Aboard were six policemen from Krosno, Lesko and Cisna villages, one reporter and three members of the crew.
Probable cause was atmospheric phenomen - "suffocation" and plane was "suffocate" to the ground by a strong down-draught wind on leeward slope of Rożki. The tail of the helicopter hit the tops of trees and destroyed itself and tail propeller. From that moment, the helicopter was out of control, started to spin to the left, crashed and exploded.

Sources:

1. unknown
2. World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
3. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1991-01-11/news/9101111079_1_unsolved-crimes-tv-reporter-tv-program
4. http://www.scramble.nl/soviet-database?view=default


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jan-2008 10:35 Matio Added
20-Feb-2011 13:37 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Feb-2011 15:47 TB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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