Accident PZL-Swidnik Kania (Mi-2) SN-26XG, Saturday 31 October 2009
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Date:Saturday 31 October 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
PZL-Swidnik Kania (Mi-2)
Owner/operator:Polish Border Guard
Registration: SN-26XG
MSN: 900404
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Klukowicze -   Belarus
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bialystok
Destination airport:Mielnik
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Polish Border Guard helicopter was sent for a routine border patrol flight about 15:00 CET. The crew were pilot and two border guards. Contact was lost about 17:40 CET. Inhabitants of Klukowicze village noted loud crash noise, so search party was organized, however due to heavy fog it was impossible to use helicopters. Search was being conducted on both Polish and Belarusian parts of the border. On Saturday morning, Polish searchers felt a strong smell of helicopter fuel and informed Belarusian side of this fact. Shortly after, the wreckage was found about 200m (600 ft) into Belarusian territory. According to first reports, helicopter is strongly damaged.



Revision history:

01-Nov-2009 01:27 signaal Added
01-Nov-2009 02:34 Anon. Updated
01-Nov-2009 02:55 RobertMB Updated
03-Jan-2011 15:54 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source]
03-Jan-2011 15:56 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
25-Feb-2011 17:30 TB Updated [Source]
14-Jun-2016 19:48 Joe Głodomór Updated [Source]

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