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    Mi-2 Helicopter Crashes in South Russia, Pilot Killed

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    A Mil Mi-2 Hoplite helicopter crashed in Russia’s southern Rostov region on Friday, killing the pilot, a source in the regional security services said.

    A Mil Mi-2 Hoplite helicopter crashed in Russia’s southern Rostov region on Friday, killing the pilot, a source in the regional security services said.

    The helicopter crashed at around 3:00 p.m. local time [11:00 GMT] in the Proletarsky district, to the southeast of the regional capital, Rostov-on-Don.

    The helicopter was being used for agricultural purposes.

    The Mi-2 is a lightly armored transport helicopter. A total of 7,200 helicopters were produced exclusively in Poland until its production completely ceased in 1985.

     

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