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Come on guys, military leaders sending condolences is just a professional courtesy, just like world leaders condemn a terrorist attack. Not the Generals but its the foot soldiers who pull the trigger and commit atrocities against civilians and otherwise, yet we have no objections giving or taking Mathai to or from them on Eid or Diwali.
You disappoint me like always, Seriously, A kiddish statement coming from you ?

These foot soldiers follow orders, They cannot do anything that they aren’t supposed to do.
 

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The Mi17V5 are very sturdy reliable helicopters. India order many new ones just a few years back. Furthermore the environment this heli was flying was perfect to say the least... no clouds/clear skies, humid/warm weather, flat jungles/0 mountains. It is very highly doubted that this was an accident or maintenance issue.

There are 3 possibilities

1) Inside job to take out the CDS. He has conflicts with the IAF and other generals on roles/responsibilities
2) Indians shot down their own helicopter again
3) Communist freedom fighters in the south gave them a response for their genocide in nagaland a few days back
 

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While the post of CDS maybe the senior most in the armed forces, however several other high ranking officers were apparently travelling with the General, any word on who or what ranks were they.
 

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You disappoint me like always, Seriously, A kiddish statement coming from you ?

These foot soldiers follow orders, They cannot do anything that they aren’t supposed to do.
Look dude I don't know what your issue is that you are always making such a fuss.
Best not to quote me.
A CDS sits in his office, he is not the one commanding the troops on the field.... Its the field commanders who give the instructions as they deem fit for the time or the day.
 

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Mi-17 are widely used choppers all over the world and their safety record is very good but in the hands of Indian even raptor fall like a dead bird.
MI 17/8 is literally the most frequently crashing helicopter in the world. The list below is certainly not complete. A full one will go for a few screens long.

Accidents and notable incidents[edit]
  • On 16 September 2000, a Mi-17 of the Sri Lankan Airforce crashed near Aranayake in Kegalle District, Sri Lanka with one of the then government ministers on board. Besides the minister, there were 14 others on board – nine party officials, three bodyguards and two crew members. The authorities initially claimed that engine failure had caused the crash. The government immediately ordered an inquiry into the crash and in January 2001 President Kumaratunga appointed a Presidential Commission to inquire into the crash. However, neither found any conclusive evidence for the crash's cause.[153]
  • In December 2003, a Polish Air Force Mi-8 crashed with Prime Minister Leszek Miller on board; all survived.
  • On 30 July 2005, a Mi-17 presidential helicopter crashed in mountain ranges in South Sudan due to poor visibility claiming the life of then President of South Sudan John Garang, six of his colleagues and seven Ugandan crew members. He was returning from a private visit in Rwakitura meeting President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.[154][155]
  • On 12 January 2008, a Mi-17 of the Macedonian Armed Forces crashed, killing all three crew members and eight passengers.
  • On 3 March 2008, an Iraqi Air Force Mi-17 (Mi-8AMT) crashed near Baiji while ferrying troops from Tal Afar to the capital Baghdad. All eight people on board perished in the accident.[156]
  • On 31 May 2008, a People's Liberation Army Mi-171 transport crashed in southwest Sichuan province, killing 5 crew and 13 passengers on board. It was on a rescue mission during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.[157]
  • On 14 January 2009, an Afghan Air Force Mi-17 crashed in Herat while en route to Farah province. All 13 on board were killed, including Maj. Gen. Fazl Ahmad Sayar, one of Afghanistan's four regional commanders.[158]
  • On 14 February 2010, a Yemeni Air Force Mi-17 crashed in Northern Yemen, hitting an Army vehicle. All eleven people on board were killed, along with three others on the ground.[159]
  • On 28 July 2010, an Iraqi Air Force Mi-17 (Mi-8M) crashed in a sandstorm about 110 km south of Baghdad, killing all 5 occupants.[160]
  • On 19 November 2010, an Indian Air Force Mi-17 crashed near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, India killing all 12 people on board. It had taken off from Tawang for Guwahati, and crashed about five minutes later at Bomdila.[161]
  • On 19 April 2011, a Pawan Hans Mi-172 burst into flames seconds before landing at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, India, killing 17 people on board.[162]
  • On 18 May 2012, a Mi-17 crashed while in training in Yaracuy, Venezuela, killing 4 people.[163]
  • On 11 July 2012, a Pakistan Army Mi-17 crashed near Skardu Airport in Gilgit-Baltistan, killing 5 people.[164]
  • On 30 August 2012, two Indian Air Force Mi-17s collided near Jamnagar in Western India, killing 9 people.[165]
  • On 11 February 2013, a Mi-17 belonging to Azerbaijani Air Force crashed into the Caspian Sea killing all 3 people on board.[166]
  • On 25 June 2013, a Mi-17 V5 of the Indian Air Force crashed while undertaking rescue operations in the flood-ravaged areas of the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. IAF chief NAK Browne ruled out possibility of any of the 20 men on board surviving. There were five staff from IAF, six from Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and nine from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).[167]
  • On 16 September 2013, a Turkish Air Force F-16 shot down a Syrian Mil-17 at the border after the helicopter violated Turkish airspace. Two crew members reportedly bailed out before the aircraft crashed in Syrian territory.[168]
  • On 9 November 2013, an Indonesian Army Mi-17 crash killed at least 13 people after the helicopter caught on fire in the jungles of Borneo.[169]
  • On 7 July 2014, a Vietnam People's Air Force Mi-171 military helicopter crashed on the outskirts of Hanoi while on a training mission for parachute recruits. Among 21 men on board, 16 died, 4 others died in hospital, only 1 survived.[170] The pilot crashed in a field, probably to avoid the local market and houses.[171][172]
  • On 10 July 2014, a Macedonian police Mi-17-V5 crashed overnight during a training flight near the southern town of Strumica, killing all four people on board. The four crew members were all pilots, each with more than 30 years of flight experience. They were on a night training flight when the Mi-17-V5 hit a 120-meter (394-ft) tall television transmitter tower near Strumica, about 190 kilometers (120 miles) south of the capital Skopje.[173]
  • On 21 September 2014, an Egyptian Army Mi-8/17 crashed near Kom Oshem, Fayoum Governrate while on a transport mission from Bani Sweif Governrate. All the crew died.[citation needed]
  • On 13 March 2015, Serbian Army Mi-17 crashed just short of Belgrade airport[174] when employed in transportation, from Novi Pazar to military medical facility in Belgrade, of a 5-day old baby with respiratory problems due to road blockade by the landslide. All 7 individuals aboard, including four crew members, two medical staff and the patient died.[175]
  • On 8 May 2015, a Pakistan Army Mi-17 crashed near the Naltar area of Gilgit in Gilgit-Baltistan, killing the Norwegian and Philippine ambassadors and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors. Two Pakistan Army pilots, Major Al-Tamash and Major Faisal, were also killed in the incident. The Polish and Dutch ambassadors were injured.[176]
  • On 13 May 2015, a Mi-17 helicopter on a training flight belonging to Bangladesh Air Force crash landed at the airport and caught fire. All three people on board sustained major injuries and were hospitalized.[177]
  • On 28 July 2015, a Mi-17 from the Presov Helicopter Airbase of the Slovak Air Force crashed into a forested area near Hradisko, Terňa, Slovakia during a routine training flight. The pilot died on the scene and the remaining two crew members sustained major injuries and were hospitalized.[178]
  • During the Russian intervention on the Syrian Civil War. Two Russian Mi-8AMTsh helicopters were sent to find and recover the pilots from the crash site of a Su-24M bomber downed. One of the helicopters was damaged by small-arms fire from Syrian Turkmen Brigade militants, resulting in the death of a naval infantryman, and was forced to make an emergency landing.[179]
  • On 27 March 2016, a Mi-17 of the Algerian Air Force crashed in Southern Algeria causing the death of 12 military personnel and two injured.[180]
  • On 4 August 2016, A Pakistani Mi-17 transport helicopter belonging to the Punjab government en route to Russia for repair, crashed in Logar Province, Afghanistan. The six people on board were reportedly taken as hostage by Taliban.[181] The crew and occupants of the Mi-17 were released after ten days through an inter-tribe exchange at Pakistan-Afghan border. The crew consisted of five Pakistanis and one Russian.[182]
  • On 27 November 2016, an Iranian Mi-17 transport helicopter belonging to the IRGC dispatched to an oil rig located 12 miles off the coast of Amirabad in the northern province of Mazandaran, crashed in the Caspian Sea. All five people on board died.[citation needed]
  • On 31 December 2016, a Venezuelan Mi-17 transport helicopter belonging to the Venezuelan Army covering the route SVPA – SVLE crashed in the Amazonas State.[183][184]
  • On 29 May 2017 a Mi-17 transport helicopter belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force which was engaged in flood relief operations was forced to land with extensive damage in Baddegama, and none of the crew members injured.[185][186]
  • On 6 October 2017 an Indian Air Force Mi-17 V5 helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh killing 7 on board.[187]

Bulgarian military helicopter Mi-17 during a firefighting mission. The same in the photo crashed at Plovdiv Airport, Bulgaria on 11 June 2018.[188]
  • On 3 January 2018: A Mil Mi-17 helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force crashed in Sreemangal whilst carrying Kuwaiti delegates. The Kuwaiti delegates have been identified as Kuwait Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt Gen Mohammad Al-Khuder and Kuwait Naval Forces Commander Maj Gen Khalid Mahmud Abdullah.Everyone were rescued alive.[189][190][191]
  • On 3 April 2018, an Mi-17 transport helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed in Kedarnath. All the people onboard survived. Indian Air Force has ordered an inquiry into the crash.[192]
  • On 11 June 2018, a Mi-17 of the Bulgarian Air Force crashed at Plovdiv Airport, Bulgaria, killing two on board.[188]
  • On 27 February 2019, a Mi-17 of the Indian Air Force crashed in Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir, killing six on board and one civilian on the ground. Locals on the ground claim that they had heard a huge explosion and saw the helicopter break into two parts before crash.[193] Later investigation have shown that the helicopter was shot down as result of friendly fire when a SPYDER Indian air defense system fired a missile which hit Mi-17 helicopter, killing everyone aboard.[194]
  • On 13 May 2019, a People's Liberation Army Mi-171 transport belonging to the Tibet Military District crashed in Qinling in Shaanxi Province, killing 6 crew.[195]
  • On 8 January 2020, an Afghan National Army Mi-17 crashed shortly after takeoff in Gardiz, Paktia province. It was later destroyed on the ground by Afghan Security forces.[196]
  • On 11 February 2020, a Syrian Air Force Mi-17 utility helicopter was shot-down by Turkish-backed rebel forces using an American designed MANPADS[197] over Al-Nayrab, killing everyone aboard.[198][199] A second Mi-17 of the Syrian Army was shot down in Idlib under similar circumstances, killing all crew, on 14 February 2020.[200]
  • On 6 March 2020, a Myanmar Air Force Mi-17 Crashed shortly after take-off near Kaungkha Village, Kutkai Township.[201]
  • On 6 June 2020, an Indonesian Army Mi-17 helicopter crashed in Kendal Regency, killing 4 on board and 5 personnels survived.[202]
  • On 7 July 2020, a Peruvian Air Force Mi-17-1-V crashed in a river in the Amazonas. Seven occupants died in the crash, four crew members and three civilian passengers.[203]
  • On 13 October 2020, a pair of Afghan National Army Air Corps Mi-17s collided with one another in mid-air in the Nawa-i-Barakzayi district, Helmand province.[204] 9 were killed.[205]
  • On 10 November 2020, an Afghan National Army Air Corps crashed upon take-off at Hisarak district, Nangarhar province.[206]
  • On 18 March 2021, a Mi-17 helicopter of the Afghan Army was shot down by a local anti-taliban militia led by ethnic warlord Abdul Ghani Alipur[207][208] in the Behsud district of Maidan Wardak. Nine members of the Afghan security forces died in the incident.[209] Two days later a video appeared, showing the helicopter being hit while increasing altitude just after unloading troops and cargo. A missile hits the helicopter, clipping the tail boom, with the helicopter spinning out of control and crashing. The missile was claimed to be a "laser-guided weapon".[210]
  • On June 24, 2021, a Kenyan military aircraft identified as the Mil Mi-17 crashed in Kajiado county and went up in flames.[211][212]
  • On August 25, 2021, a Mi-17 of the Mexican Navy crashed in Agua Blanca de Iturbide. Four people injured were reported.[213]
  • On 30 November 2021, a Mi-17 of the State Border Service of Azerbaijan crashed in Khizi District causing the death of 14 military personnel and 2 injured.[214]
  • On 8 December 2021 at 12: 20 IST, an Indian Air Force Mi-17v5 carrying a total of 14 army personnel including 2 army officers including Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, crashed near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu while flying towards Wellington from Sulur Air Force Station.[215] 13 out of 14 onboard including General Bipin Rawat, his spouse died in the accident.[216]
 

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Yep no respect from me. He wanted to overrun Azad Kashmir, made the lives of Kashmiris a living hell etc.
Now you will meet Allah and account for your crimes evil man.
 

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MI 17/8 is literally the most frequently crashing helicopter in the world.

Accidents and notable incidents[edit]
  • On 16 September 2000, a Mi-17 of the Sri Lankan Airforce crashed near Aranayake in Kegalle District, Sri Lanka with one of the then government ministers on board. Besides the minister, there were 14 others on board – nine party officials, three bodyguards and two crew members. The authorities initially claimed that engine failure had caused the crash. The government immediately ordered an inquiry into the crash and in January 2001 President Kumaratunga appointed a Presidential Commission to inquire into the crash. However, neither found any conclusive evidence for the crash's cause.[153]
  • In December 2003, a Polish Air Force Mi-8 crashed with Prime Minister Leszek Miller on board; all survived.
  • On 30 July 2005, a Mi-17 presidential helicopter crashed in mountain ranges in South Sudan due to poor visibility claiming the life of then President of South Sudan John Garang, six of his colleagues and seven Ugandan crew members. He was returning from a private visit in Rwakitura meeting President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.[154][155]
  • On 12 January 2008, a Mi-17 of the Macedonian Armed Forces crashed, killing all three crew members and eight passengers.
  • On 3 March 2008, an Iraqi Air Force Mi-17 (Mi-8AMT) crashed near Baiji while ferrying troops from Tal Afar to the capital Baghdad. All eight people on board perished in the accident.[156]
  • On 31 May 2008, a People's Liberation Army Mi-171 transport crashed in southwest Sichuan province, killing 5 crew and 13 passengers on board. It was on a rescue mission during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.[157]
  • On 14 January 2009, an Afghan Air Force Mi-17 crashed in Herat while en route to Farah province. All 13 on board were killed, including Maj. Gen. Fazl Ahmad Sayar, one of Afghanistan's four regional commanders.[158]
  • On 14 February 2010, a Yemeni Air Force Mi-17 crashed in Northern Yemen, hitting an Army vehicle. All eleven people on board were killed, along with three others on the ground.[159]
  • On 28 July 2010, an Iraqi Air Force Mi-17 (Mi-8M) crashed in a sandstorm about 110 km south of Baghdad, killing all 5 occupants.[160]
  • On 19 November 2010, an Indian Air Force Mi-17 crashed near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, India killing all 12 people on board. It had taken off from Tawang for Guwahati, and crashed about five minutes later at Bomdila.[161]
  • On 19 April 2011, a Pawan Hans Mi-172 burst into flames seconds before landing at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, India, killing 17 people on board.[162]
  • On 18 May 2012, a Mi-17 crashed while in training in Yaracuy, Venezuela, killing 4 people.[163]
  • On 11 July 2012, a Pakistan Army Mi-17 crashed near Skardu Airport in Gilgit-Baltistan, killing 5 people.[164]
  • On 30 August 2012, two Indian Air Force Mi-17s collided near Jamnagar in Western India, killing 9 people.[165]
  • On 11 February 2013, a Mi-17 belonging to Azerbaijani Air Force crashed into the Caspian Sea killing all 3 people on board.[166]
  • On 25 June 2013, a Mi-17 V5 of the Indian Air Force crashed while undertaking rescue operations in the flood-ravaged areas of the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. IAF chief NAK Browne ruled out possibility of any of the 20 men on board surviving. There were five staff from IAF, six from Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and nine from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).[167]
  • On 16 September 2013, a Turkish Air Force F-16 shot down a Syrian Mil-17 at the border after the helicopter violated Turkish airspace. Two crew members reportedly bailed out before the aircraft crashed in Syrian territory.[168]
  • On 9 November 2013, an Indonesian Army Mi-17 crash killed at least 13 people after the helicopter caught on fire in the jungles of Borneo.[169]
  • On 7 July 2014, a Vietnam People's Air Force Mi-171 military helicopter crashed on the outskirts of Hanoi while on a training mission for parachute recruits. Among 21 men on board, 16 died, 4 others died in hospital, only 1 survived.[170] The pilot crashed in a field, probably to avoid the local market and houses.[171][172]
  • On 10 July 2014, a Macedonian police Mi-17-V5 crashed overnight during a training flight near the southern town of Strumica, killing all four people on board. The four crew members were all pilots, each with more than 30 years of flight experience. They were on a night training flight when the Mi-17-V5 hit a 120-meter (394-ft) tall television transmitter tower near Strumica, about 190 kilometers (120 miles) south of the capital Skopje.[173]
  • On 21 September 2014, an Egyptian Army Mi-8/17 crashed near Kom Oshem, Fayoum Governrate while on a transport mission from Bani Sweif Governrate. All the crew died.[citation needed]
  • On 13 March 2015, Serbian Army Mi-17 crashed just short of Belgrade airport[174] when employed in transportation, from Novi Pazar to military medical facility in Belgrade, of a 5-day old baby with respiratory problems due to road blockade by the landslide. All 7 individuals aboard, including four crew members, two medical staff and the patient died.[175]
  • On 8 May 2015, a Pakistan Army Mi-17 crashed near the Naltar area of Gilgit in Gilgit-Baltistan, killing the Norwegian and Philippine ambassadors and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors. Two Pakistan Army pilots, Major Al-Tamash and Major Faisal, were also killed in the incident. The Polish and Dutch ambassadors were injured.[176]
  • On 13 May 2015, a Mi-17 helicopter on a training flight belonging to Bangladesh Air Force crash landed at the airport and caught fire. All three people on board sustained major injuries and were hospitalized.[177]
  • On 28 July 2015, a Mi-17 from the Presov Helicopter Airbase of the Slovak Air Force crashed into a forested area near Hradisko, Terňa, Slovakia during a routine training flight. The pilot died on the scene and the remaining two crew members sustained major injuries and were hospitalized.[178]
  • During the Russian intervention on the Syrian Civil War. Two Russian Mi-8AMTsh helicopters were sent to find and recover the pilots from the crash site of a Su-24M bomber downed. One of the helicopters was damaged by small-arms fire from Syrian Turkmen Brigade militants, resulting in the death of a naval infantryman, and was forced to make an emergency landing.[179]
  • On 27 March 2016, a Mi-17 of the Algerian Air Force crashed in Southern Algeria causing the death of 12 military personnel and two injured.[180]
  • On 4 August 2016, A Pakistani Mi-17 transport helicopter belonging to the Punjab government en route to Russia for repair, crashed in Logar Province, Afghanistan. The six people on board were reportedly taken as hostage by Taliban.[181] The crew and occupants of the Mi-17 were released after ten days through an inter-tribe exchange at Pakistan-Afghan border. The crew consisted of five Pakistanis and one Russian.[182]
  • On 27 November 2016, an Iranian Mi-17 transport helicopter belonging to the IRGC dispatched to an oil rig located 12 miles off the coast of Amirabad in the northern province of Mazandaran, crashed in the Caspian Sea. All five people on board died.[citation needed]
  • On 31 December 2016, a Venezuelan Mi-17 transport helicopter belonging to the Venezuelan Army covering the route SVPA – SVLE crashed in the Amazonas State.[183][184]
  • On 29 May 2017 a Mi-17 transport helicopter belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force which was engaged in flood relief operations was forced to land with extensive damage in Baddegama, and none of the crew members injured.[185][186]
  • On 6 October 2017 an Indian Air Force Mi-17 V5 helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh killing 7 on board.[187]

Bulgarian military helicopter Mi-17 during a firefighting mission. The same in the photo crashed at Plovdiv Airport, Bulgaria on 11 June 2018.[188]
  • On 3 January 2018: A Mil Mi-17 helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force crashed in Sreemangal whilst carrying Kuwaiti delegates. The Kuwaiti delegates have been identified as Kuwait Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt Gen Mohammad Al-Khuder and Kuwait Naval Forces Commander Maj Gen Khalid Mahmud Abdullah.Everyone were rescued alive.[189][190][191]
  • On 3 April 2018, an Mi-17 transport helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed in Kedarnath. All the people onboard survived. Indian Air Force has ordered an inquiry into the crash.[192]
  • On 11 June 2018, a Mi-17 of the Bulgarian Air Force crashed at Plovdiv Airport, Bulgaria, killing two on board.[188]
  • On 27 February 2019, a Mi-17 of the Indian Air Force crashed in Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir, killing six on board and one civilian on the ground. Locals on the ground claim that they had heard a huge explosion and saw the helicopter break into two parts before crash.[193] Later investigation have shown that the helicopter was shot down as result of friendly fire when a SPYDER Indian air defense system fired a missile which hit Mi-17 helicopter, killing everyone aboard.[194]
  • On 13 May 2019, a People's Liberation Army Mi-171 transport belonging to the Tibet Military District crashed in Qinling in Shaanxi Province, killing 6 crew.[195]
  • On 8 January 2020, an Afghan National Army Mi-17 crashed shortly after takeoff in Gardiz, Paktia province. It was later destroyed on the ground by Afghan Security forces.[196]
  • On 11 February 2020, a Syrian Air Force Mi-17 utility helicopter was shot-down by Turkish-backed rebel forces using an American designed MANPADS[197] over Al-Nayrab, killing everyone aboard.[198][199] A second Mi-17 of the Syrian Army was shot down in Idlib under similar circumstances, killing all crew, on 14 February 2020.[200]
  • On 6 March 2020, a Myanmar Air Force Mi-17 Crashed shortly after take-off near Kaungkha Village, Kutkai Township.[201]
  • On 6 June 2020, an Indonesian Army Mi-17 helicopter crashed in Kendal Regency, killing 4 on board and 5 personnels survived.[202]
  • On 7 July 2020, a Peruvian Air Force Mi-17-1-V crashed in a river in the Amazonas. Seven occupants died in the crash, four crew members and three civilian passengers.[203]
  • On 13 October 2020, a pair of Afghan National Army Air Corps Mi-17s collided with one another in mid-air in the Nawa-i-Barakzayi district, Helmand province.[204] 9 were killed.[205]
  • On 10 November 2020, an Afghan National Army Air Corps crashed upon take-off at Hisarak district, Nangarhar province.[206]
  • On 18 March 2021, a Mi-17 helicopter of the Afghan Army was shot down by a local anti-taliban militia led by ethnic warlord Abdul Ghani Alipur[207][208] in the Behsud district of Maidan Wardak. Nine members of the Afghan security forces died in the incident.[209] Two days later a video appeared, showing the helicopter being hit while increasing altitude just after unloading troops and cargo. A missile hits the helicopter, clipping the tail boom, with the helicopter spinning out of control and crashing. The missile was claimed to be a "laser-guided weapon".[210]
  • On June 24, 2021, a Kenyan military aircraft identified as the Mil Mi-17 crashed in Kajiado county and went up in flames.[211][212]
  • On August 25, 2021, a Mi-17 of the Mexican Navy crashed in Agua Blanca de Iturbide. Four people injured were reported.[213]
  • On 30 November 2021, a Mi-17 of the State Border Service of Azerbaijan crashed in Khizi District causing the death of 14 military personnel and 2 injured.[214]
  • On 8 December 2021 at 12: 20 IST, an Indian Air Force Mi-17v5 carrying a total of 14 army personnel including 2 army officers including Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, crashed near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu while flying towards Wellington from Sulur Air Force Station.[215] 13 out of 14 onboard including General Bipin Rawat, his spouse died in the accident.[216]
Dont try blame Mi-17 when we know the notorious slack maintenance plus terrible handling of India helo and aircraft in armed forces.

Russia and China has been flying Mi-17 and we dont see frequent crash of these helo.
 

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It was an Mi-17-V5 model, those are modern helicopters. The Mi-17 obviously hasn’t remained the same since it’s inception. It’s current models are some of the best helicopters out there for that class, including for VIP transport.
No. V5 is like a putting a 7 inch TFT stereo on a Ford Model T. They just put some computer on them, and modern nav/comms, that's all.
 

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he is not counting the one that involved bengali treachery.
Even though this is derailing but guys like you who have their heads in the clouds need to be told.

1. '65 mein Agar jeet gaye to Kashmir hamare paas kaise? Tashkent kyun gaye?
2. '71 mein Bangladesh kyun bana?
3. '99 mein jeete toh Siachen abhi bhi hamare paas kaise?


**Ham Ko Maaluum Hai Jannat Kii Hakiiqat Lekin
Dil Ke Khush Rakhne Ko ‘Ghalib’ Ye Khayaal Achhaa Hai **
 

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MI 17/8 is literally the most frequently crashing helicopter in the world.

Accidents and notable incidents[edit]
  • On 16 September 2000, a Mi-17 of the Sri Lankan Airforce crashed near Aranayake in Kegalle District, Sri Lanka with one of the then government ministers on board. Besides the minister, there were 14 others on board – nine party officials, three bodyguards and two crew members. The authorities initially claimed that engine failure had caused the crash. The government immediately ordered an inquiry into the crash and in January 2001 President Kumaratunga appointed a Presidential Commission to inquire into the crash. However, neither found any conclusive evidence for the crash's cause.[153]
  • In December 2003, a Polish Air Force Mi-8 crashed with Prime Minister Leszek Miller on board; all survived.
  • On 30 July 2005, a Mi-17 presidential helicopter crashed in mountain ranges in South Sudan due to poor visibility claiming the life of then President of South Sudan John Garang, six of his colleagues and seven Ugandan crew members. He was returning from a private visit in Rwakitura meeting President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.[154][155]
  • On 12 January 2008, a Mi-17 of the Macedonian Armed Forces crashed, killing all three crew members and eight passengers.
  • On 3 March 2008, an Iraqi Air Force Mi-17 (Mi-8AMT) crashed near Baiji while ferrying troops from Tal Afar to the capital Baghdad. All eight people on board perished in the accident.[156]
  • On 31 May 2008, a People's Liberation Army Mi-171 transport crashed in southwest Sichuan province, killing 5 crew and 13 passengers on board. It was on a rescue mission during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.[157]
  • On 14 January 2009, an Afghan Air Force Mi-17 crashed in Herat while en route to Farah province. All 13 on board were killed, including Maj. Gen. Fazl Ahmad Sayar, one of Afghanistan's four regional commanders.[158]
  • On 14 February 2010, a Yemeni Air Force Mi-17 crashed in Northern Yemen, hitting an Army vehicle. All eleven people on board were killed, along with three others on the ground.[159]
  • On 28 July 2010, an Iraqi Air Force Mi-17 (Mi-8M) crashed in a sandstorm about 110 km south of Baghdad, killing all 5 occupants.[160]
  • On 19 November 2010, an Indian Air Force Mi-17 crashed near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, India killing all 12 people on board. It had taken off from Tawang for Guwahati, and crashed about five minutes later at Bomdila.[161]
  • On 19 April 2011, a Pawan Hans Mi-172 burst into flames seconds before landing at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, India, killing 17 people on board.[162]
  • On 18 May 2012, a Mi-17 crashed while in training in Yaracuy, Venezuela, killing 4 people.[163]
  • On 11 July 2012, a Pakistan Army Mi-17 crashed near Skardu Airport in Gilgit-Baltistan, killing 5 people.[164]
  • On 30 August 2012, two Indian Air Force Mi-17s collided near Jamnagar in Western India, killing 9 people.[165]
  • On 11 February 2013, a Mi-17 belonging to Azerbaijani Air Force crashed into the Caspian Sea killing all 3 people on board.[166]
  • On 25 June 2013, a Mi-17 V5 of the Indian Air Force crashed while undertaking rescue operations in the flood-ravaged areas of the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. IAF chief NAK Browne ruled out possibility of any of the 20 men on board surviving. There were five staff from IAF, six from Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and nine from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).[167]
  • On 16 September 2013, a Turkish Air Force F-16 shot down a Syrian Mil-17 at the border after the helicopter violated Turkish airspace. Two crew members reportedly bailed out before the aircraft crashed in Syrian territory.[168]
  • On 9 November 2013, an Indonesian Army Mi-17 crash killed at least 13 people after the helicopter caught on fire in the jungles of Borneo.[169]
  • On 7 July 2014, a Vietnam People's Air Force Mi-171 military helicopter crashed on the outskirts of Hanoi while on a training mission for parachute recruits. Among 21 men on board, 16 died, 4 others died in hospital, only 1 survived.[170] The pilot crashed in a field, probably to avoid the local market and houses.[171][172]
  • On 10 July 2014, a Macedonian police Mi-17-V5 crashed overnight during a training flight near the southern town of Strumica, killing all four people on board. The four crew members were all pilots, each with more than 30 years of flight experience. They were on a night training flight when the Mi-17-V5 hit a 120-meter (394-ft) tall television transmitter tower near Strumica, about 190 kilometers (120 miles) south of the capital Skopje.[173]
  • On 21 September 2014, an Egyptian Army Mi-8/17 crashed near Kom Oshem, Fayoum Governrate while on a transport mission from Bani Sweif Governrate. All the crew died.[citation needed]
  • On 13 March 2015, Serbian Army Mi-17 crashed just short of Belgrade airport[174] when employed in transportation, from Novi Pazar to military medical facility in Belgrade, of a 5-day old baby with respiratory problems due to road blockade by the landslide. All 7 individuals aboard, including four crew members, two medical staff and the patient died.[175]
  • On 8 May 2015, a Pakistan Army Mi-17 crashed near the Naltar area of Gilgit in Gilgit-Baltistan, killing the Norwegian and Philippine ambassadors and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors. Two Pakistan Army pilots, Major Al-Tamash and Major Faisal, were also killed in the incident. The Polish and Dutch ambassadors were injured.[176]
  • On 13 May 2015, a Mi-17 helicopter on a training flight belonging to Bangladesh Air Force crash landed at the airport and caught fire. All three people on board sustained major injuries and were hospitalized.[177]
  • On 28 July 2015, a Mi-17 from the Presov Helicopter Airbase of the Slovak Air Force crashed into a forested area near Hradisko, Terňa, Slovakia during a routine training flight. The pilot died on the scene and the remaining two crew members sustained major injuries and were hospitalized.[178]
  • During the Russian intervention on the Syrian Civil War. Two Russian Mi-8AMTsh helicopters were sent to find and recover the pilots from the crash site of a Su-24M bomber downed. One of the helicopters was damaged by small-arms fire from Syrian Turkmen Brigade militants, resulting in the death of a naval infantryman, and was forced to make an emergency landing.[179]
  • On 27 March 2016, a Mi-17 of the Algerian Air Force crashed in Southern Algeria causing the death of 12 military personnel and two injured.[180]
  • On 4 August 2016, A Pakistani Mi-17 transport helicopter belonging to the Punjab government en route to Russia for repair, crashed in Logar Province, Afghanistan. The six people on board were reportedly taken as hostage by Taliban.[181] The crew and occupants of the Mi-17 were released after ten days through an inter-tribe exchange at Pakistan-Afghan border. The crew consisted of five Pakistanis and one Russian.[182]
  • On 27 November 2016, an Iranian Mi-17 transport helicopter belonging to the IRGC dispatched to an oil rig located 12 miles off the coast of Amirabad in the northern province of Mazandaran, crashed in the Caspian Sea. All five people on board died.[citation needed]
  • On 31 December 2016, a Venezuelan Mi-17 transport helicopter belonging to the Venezuelan Army covering the route SVPA – SVLE crashed in the Amazonas State.[183][184]
  • On 29 May 2017 a Mi-17 transport helicopter belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force which was engaged in flood relief operations was forced to land with extensive damage in Baddegama, and none of the crew members injured.[185][186]
  • On 6 October 2017 an Indian Air Force Mi-17 V5 helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh killing 7 on board.[187]

Bulgarian military helicopter Mi-17 during a firefighting mission. The same in the photo crashed at Plovdiv Airport, Bulgaria on 11 June 2018.[188]
  • On 3 January 2018: A Mil Mi-17 helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force crashed in Sreemangal whilst carrying Kuwaiti delegates. The Kuwaiti delegates have been identified as Kuwait Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt Gen Mohammad Al-Khuder and Kuwait Naval Forces Commander Maj Gen Khalid Mahmud Abdullah.Everyone were rescued alive.[189][190][191]
  • On 3 April 2018, an Mi-17 transport helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed in Kedarnath. All the people onboard survived. Indian Air Force has ordered an inquiry into the crash.[192]
  • On 11 June 2018, a Mi-17 of the Bulgarian Air Force crashed at Plovdiv Airport, Bulgaria, killing two on board.[188]
  • On 27 February 2019, a Mi-17 of the Indian Air Force crashed in Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir, killing six on board and one civilian on the ground. Locals on the ground claim that they had heard a huge explosion and saw the helicopter break into two parts before crash.[193] Later investigation have shown that the helicopter was shot down as result of friendly fire when a SPYDER Indian air defense system fired a missile which hit Mi-17 helicopter, killing everyone aboard.[194]
  • On 13 May 2019, a People's Liberation Army Mi-171 transport belonging to the Tibet Military District crashed in Qinling in Shaanxi Province, killing 6 crew.[195]
  • On 8 January 2020, an Afghan National Army Mi-17 crashed shortly after takeoff in Gardiz, Paktia province. It was later destroyed on the ground by Afghan Security forces.[196]
  • On 11 February 2020, a Syrian Air Force Mi-17 utility helicopter was shot-down by Turkish-backed rebel forces using an American designed MANPADS[197] over Al-Nayrab, killing everyone aboard.[198][199] A second Mi-17 of the Syrian Army was shot down in Idlib under similar circumstances, killing all crew, on 14 February 2020.[200]
  • On 6 March 2020, a Myanmar Air Force Mi-17 Crashed shortly after take-off near Kaungkha Village, Kutkai Township.[201]
  • On 6 June 2020, an Indonesian Army Mi-17 helicopter crashed in Kendal Regency, killing 4 on board and 5 personnels survived.[202]
  • On 7 July 2020, a Peruvian Air Force Mi-17-1-V crashed in a river in the Amazonas. Seven occupants died in the crash, four crew members and three civilian passengers.[203]
  • On 13 October 2020, a pair of Afghan National Army Air Corps Mi-17s collided with one another in mid-air in the Nawa-i-Barakzayi district, Helmand province.[204] 9 were killed.[205]
  • On 10 November 2020, an Afghan National Army Air Corps crashed upon take-off at Hisarak district, Nangarhar province.[206]
  • On 18 March 2021, a Mi-17 helicopter of the Afghan Army was shot down by a local anti-taliban militia led by ethnic warlord Abdul Ghani Alipur[207][208] in the Behsud district of Maidan Wardak. Nine members of the Afghan security forces died in the incident.[209] Two days later a video appeared, showing the helicopter being hit while increasing altitude just after unloading troops and cargo. A missile hits the helicopter, clipping the tail boom, with the helicopter spinning out of control and crashing. The missile was claimed to be a "laser-guided weapon".[210]
  • On June 24, 2021, a Kenyan military aircraft identified as the Mil Mi-17 crashed in Kajiado county and went up in flames.[211][212]
  • On August 25, 2021, a Mi-17 of the Mexican Navy crashed in Agua Blanca de Iturbide. Four people injured were reported.[213]
  • On 30 November 2021, a Mi-17 of the State Border Service of Azerbaijan crashed in Khizi District causing the death of 14 military personnel and 2 injured.[214]
  • On 8 December 2021 at 12: 20 IST, an Indian Air Force Mi-17v5 carrying a total of 14 army personnel including 2 army officers including Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, crashed near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu while flying towards Wellington from Sulur Air Force Station.[215] 13 out of 14 onboard including General Bipin Rawat, his spouse died in the accident.[216]
This is what we would call a panoti.
Does the Mi-17 factory have a wall where they display their KDA Ratio?
 

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