2002 Shelkovskaya Mi-8 crash

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2002 Shelkovskaya Mi-8 crash
Occurrence summary
Date January 27, 2002 (2002-01-27)
Summary Shot down by 9K38 Igla missile
Site Near Shelkovskaya, Nadterechny District, Chechnya
Passengers 11
Crew 3
Fatalities 14
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Mil Mi-8
Operator Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs

The 2002 Shelkovskaya Mil Mi-8 crash in Chechnya killed 14 people, including senior Russian officers, among them the deputy Interior Minister Mikhail Rudchenko.

On January 27, 2002, a Russian Interior Ministry Mil Mi-8 was shot down and exploded near Shelkovskaya in Nadterechny District, killing 14 people including crew. Among those killed in the crash were Lieutenant-General Mikhail Rudchenko responsible for security in the Southern Federal District, and Major-General Nikolai Goridov, deputy commander of the Internal Troops, as well as Colonels Oriyenko, Stepanenko, and Trafimov.[1]

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