Shock military helicopter Mi-28N crashed in the Krasnodar region of Russia, have informed in the Ministry of defence.
“On December 11, 2019 in the region of 23:00 (22:00 Kiev time) while performing a planned training flight at night in adverse weather conditions in the Krasnodar region in the terminal area Korenovsk crashed helicopter Mi-28(N),” – said the defense Ministry.
The helicopter was completely destroyed. It is clarified that both crew members, the pilot and Navigator were killed.
“The helicopter was completely destroyed, the bodies of the crew identified. It was experienced pilots,” said the source. He said that one of victims – the Deputy commander of the regiment.
The flight was carried out without ammunition, in the land of destructions.
The Russian defense Ministry said that at the accident scene for investigation sent to the Commission of the Main command HQs.
According to a source in emergency services of the region, the helicopter found on the territory of the military unit. “Found him. On the territory of the military unit. Fog and strong, hooked the ground – hard landing”, – said the Agency interlocutor.
Mi-28N “Night hunter” – serial attack helicopter designed for search and destroy different enemy vehicles, including tanks, as well as manpower and low-speed air targets. The helicopter crew consists of two people – a pilot and a Navigator-operator. Mi-28N has a maximum speed of 300 km/h, its take-off weight over 11 tons. Vehicle is armed with 30-millimeter cannon and can carry missiles and rockets.
Previously, the wind knocked the helicopter into the U.S. state of Massachusetts. This is stated in the story TSN. The accident occurred when the pilot tried to climb into the air. But suddenly a strong gust of wind blew the air car. The pilot did not have time to react. The helicopter crashed and fell on its side.