2002 Shelkovskaya Mi-8 crash
A Russian Mil-Mi-8 similar to the aircraft involved in the incident.
|Date||January 27, 2002|
|Summary||Shot down by 9K38 Igla missile|
|Site||Near Shelkovskaya, Nadterechny District, Chechnya|
|Aircraft type||Mil Mi-8|
|Operator||Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs|
On January 27, 2002, a Russian Interior Ministry Mil Mi-8 was shot down and exploded near Shelkovskaya in Nadterechny District, killing 14 people including crew. Among those killed in the crash were Lieutenant-General Mikhail Rudchenko responsible for security in the Southern Federal District, and Major-General Nikolai Goridov, deputy commander of the Internal Troops, as well as Colonels Oriyenko, Stepanenko, and Trafimov.
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