Tajik National Guard helicopter crash

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Tajik National Guard Helicopter
A Mil Mi-8 similar to the one involved in the incident.
Accident summary
Date 6 October 2010 (2010-10-06)
Summary Controlled flight into terrain
Site Rasht Valley, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, Tajikistan
38°43′33″N 70°25′08″E / 38.72583°N 70.41889°E / 38.72583; 70.41889Coordinates: 38°43′33″N 70°25′08″E / 38.72583°N 70.41889°E / 38.72583; 70.41889
Crew 28
Fatalities 28 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Mil Mi-8
Operator Tajik National Guard

The Tajik National Guard Helicopter crash was an accident that occurred on 6 October 2010 when a Mil Mi-8 military helicopter from the Tajik National Guard crashed in the Rasht Valley[1] close to Ezgand and Tavildara. The helicopter became caught in power lines and crashed while attempting to land, leaving no survivors. This is the deadliest accident in Tajik aviation since 1997.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Accident Details". Planecrashinfo.com. Retrieved 6 February 2012.