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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158061
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-8
Owner/operator:Yemen Air Force
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Marib -   Yemen
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The helicopter was participating with ground forces in protecting an engineering team on its way to repairing a damaged oil pipeline in Al-Arqain area in Marib.
It was shot down by Yemeni gunmen. the helicopter crashed and all eight occupants died.

The same Yemeni tribesmen are held responsible for blowing up Yemen's main oil pipeline in Marib.

In other reports the number of casualties is also established at 7 or 9.


Revision history:

07-Aug-2013 03:14 gerard57 Added
07-Aug-2013 06:47 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]

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