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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214024
Last updated: 14 August 2018
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Date:04-AUG-2018
Time:09:43 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-8AMT
Owner/operator:UTair
Registration: RA-25640
C/n / msn: 8AMT00643084205U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Igarka, Turukhansk, Krasnoyarsk region, Siberia -   Russia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vankor
Destination airport:Tarko-Sale
Narrative:
Two UTair helicopters took-off close to each other at the Vankor oil field. The first take-off was carried out by the Mi-8AMT helicopter RA-22427 with an external cargo and without passengers on board. The second was performed by Mi-8AMT RA-25640 with 15 passengers (oil workers employed by Rosneft subsidiary Vankorneft and their contractors).

According to preliminary information, after take-off, the passenger Mi-8AMT collided with the external load of the other helicopter, crashed about 2km from the airfield and caught fire. All 3 crew members and 15 passengers were killed.

The crew of the other helicopter dropped the external cargo suspension and landed, the crew of that helicopter were uninjured.

The helicopters' data recorders have been recovered, appear undamaged and will be sent to Moscow for analysis.

The Captain had around 6000 flight hours, of which 2300 hours were served as pilot in command. RA-25640 was manufactured at the Ulan-Ude helicopter plant in 2010.

Sources:

https://mak-iac.org/en/rassledovaniya/mi-8amt-ra-25640-04-08-2018/
https://www.favt.ru/novosti-novosti/?id=4491
https://sputniknews.com/russia/201610221046606273-siberia-helicopter-crash/
http://www.rudaw.net/mobile/kurmanci/world/04082018
http://www.ntv.ru/novosti/2056004/?sn
http://tass.com/emergencies/1016025
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-helicopter/eighteen-killed-in-russian-helicopter-crash-in-siberia-idUSKBN1KP086?il=0
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/04/russian-helicopter-crash-mi-8-utair-siberia-kills-18-people
https://themoscowtimes.com/news/eighteen-oil-workers-killed-in-helicopter-collision-in-siberia-62441
https://heli.utair.ru/en/informatsiya/novosti/official-statement/
https://mak-iac.org/en/rassledovaniya/mi-8amt-ra-25640-04-08-2018/

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vankor_Field


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Aug-2018 05:42 gerard57 Added
04-Aug-2018 06:05 gerard57 Updated [Registration]
04-Aug-2018 06:10 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
04-Aug-2018 06:27 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Phase, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Aug-2018 06:34 Iceman 29 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Aug-2018 07:42 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
04-Aug-2018 08:05 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2018 09:05 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2018 11:31 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2018 12:10 Hans Gruber Updated [Source]
04-Aug-2018 12:17 Anon. Updated [Destination airport]
04-Aug-2018 12:21 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2018 13:51 Hans Gruber Updated [Source]
04-Aug-2018 15:16 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2018 15:17 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
04-Aug-2018 15:24 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
05-Aug-2018 06:41 Aerossurance Updated [Time]
05-Aug-2018 14:17 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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