Bird strike Accident Mil Mi-8S 972, Monday 28 April 1975
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Date:Monday 28 April 1975
Time:c. 21:42 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mil Mi-8S
Owner/operator:TG44 Luftstreitkräfte
Registration: 972
MSN: 10521
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Marxwalde (Neuhardenberg) -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Platkow
Destination airport:Marxwalde (Neuhardenberg)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Whilst practice night landings at Platkow shooting range the left engine suffered a bird-strike (owl). On return to Marxwalde this engine caught fire. The helicopter crashed on the attempt to make an emergency landing and burned. OberstLtn Theo Pötzsch, Major Manfred Röder and Hptm Christian Erfurt.



Revision history:

02-Mar-2011 16:40 TB Added
02-Mar-2011 16:42 TB Updated
02-Mar-2011 17:01 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Mar-2011 17:36 TB Updated [Date, Phase, Narrative]
30-Jul-2012 06:50 TB Updated [Operator]
15-Aug-2012 06:57 TB Updated [Time, Departure airport, Narrative]
05-Jan-2020 13:29 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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