2006 Vladikavkaz Mi-8 crash

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2006 Vladikavkaz Mi-8 crash
Occurrence summary
Date September 11, 2006 (2006-09-11)
Summary Disputed (claimed shot down and suspected bad weather)
Site Near Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia–Alania, Russia
Passengers 12
Crew 3
Injuries (non-fatal) 3
Fatalities 12
Survivors 3
Aircraft type Mil Mi-8
Operator Russian Ground Forces

The 2006 Russian military Mil Mi-8 crash near Vladikavkaz killed 12 Russian military men, mostly high-ranking officers, among them Lieutenant-General Pavel Yaroslavtsev, deputy chief for army logistics, Lieutenant-General Viktor Guliaev, deputy chief of army medical units, and Major-General Vladimir Sorokin.

The Ossetian rebel group Kataib al-Khoul claimed responsibility for shooting down the helicopter.[1]

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