Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Video of an Iraqi Mi-35M badly damaged in August 2015

On August 22nd, 2015, Mi-35M serial “YI-361” has made an emergency landing in a safe area west of Samarra after hit a power line. The crew was wounded and the helicopter suffered damages after starting to burn. A technical specialized team examined the damages before transferring it to its own base to eventually be repaired and returned to service. The video and photos below show this Hind being transported on a truck. But seeing the footage, the helicopter was structure damaged, especially on the tail which part is missing. The 35th Attack Squadron of Iraqi Army Aviation lost two others Mi-35M before, one crashed at Al-Saqlawiyah near Fallujah on June 16th, 2014 and another was shot down on October 3rd, 2014 by a FN-6 MANPADS between Baiji and al-Senniyah. On November 4th, a pilot managed to make an emergency landing after been wounded by ground fire west of Ramadi. The helicopter and its crew were safe.


  1. L'hélicoptère est il économiquement réparable ?

    1. Il servira de pièces détachées pour les autres ... comme pour les Bell-407