A Mil Mi-8 Hip utility helicopter belonging to the Russian “Panh Helicopters” air company, was taking part in the opening phases of the Gidroavisalon 2014 in Gelendzhik
A terrible helicopter crash shakes Russia. Both pilots of the aircraft were killed in the accident, while another crew member was seriously injured.
Gidroavisalon 2014 is an international hydro air show in which 180 Russian companies and 14 foreign delegations gathered.
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As the video shows, after carrying a flag, the helicopter performed a heavy landing, “bounced” on the tarmac, broke into two pieces and fell back to the ground, catching fire.
The helicopter involved is a Mi-8 Hip, built in Russia. In the footage filmed live on the spot you can see the tail rotor hitting the ground during landing: the helicopter explodes after a few seconds.
Here’s the video: