Accident Mil Mi-35M , 08 Jul 2016
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MI24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mil Mi-35M
Owner/operator:Russian Air Force (RuAF)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Palmyra -   Syria
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Russian Mi-35M crashed after its tail rotor was severed off by an explosion during a rocket attack against IS positions near Palmyra. Based on the video, it may have been shot down by Islamic State militants or suffered self destruction by a misfired roket. Both Russian pilots were killed. According to the statement released by the Russian MoD, it was a Syrian Mi-25 helicopter with a Russian crew undergoing flight testing, but being called into action to attack a large group of insurgents near Palmyra. However the video released later, clearly show an Mi-24 variant with fixed/extended landing gears during a rocket attack, clearly pointing to a Russian Mi-35M version.



Revision history:

09-Jul-2016 15:02 Hans Gruber Added
09-Jul-2016 17:18 Hans Gruber Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
10-Jul-2016 06:58 Anon. Updated [Source]
10-Jul-2016 09:06 Hans Gruber Updated [Embed code]
10-Jul-2016 10:42 Ansierra117 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
10-Jul-2016 20:10 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
11-Jul-2016 06:53 Ansierra117 Updated [Source]
11-Jul-2016 06:59 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
03-Aug-2016 08:08 Anon. Updated [Date]

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