Accident with Mi-8 UR-HLH occurred at Gao airdrome (Republic of Mali).
On the 15th of June 2023 during passenger flight UNO-080P on behalf of the UN mission «MINUSMA» en route Gao – Kidal – Gao (Republic of Mali) by helicopter Мі-8МТВ-1 UR-HLH, operator PJSC “Aviation company “Ukrainian Helicopters”, after landing at Gao, during taxiing to the apron, the helicopter was caught in a dust storm and fell down to the right side. As a result the rotorcraft sustained substantial damage, also during evac procedures 2 passenger sustained serious injures.
At the moment of the accident there were 4 crew members: PIC, co-pilot, flight engineer and flight attendant. There were also 10 passengers all of them were representatives of the UN mission.
The accident occurred at 15:37 UTC.
NBAAI issued preliminary report.
Local time: 15:37 15-06-2023
Country: Republic of Mali
Aircraft type: helicopter
Registration Number: UR-HLH
Flight type: UN mission
The level of damage: substantial
Event category: accident
Flight phase: taxiing