Mi-2 chopper crashes in Russia, pilot killed

August 11th, 2012 - 2:46 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Mil Mi-2 Hoplite helicopter crashed in Russia’s southern Rostov region, killing the pilot.

A regional security services official said the helicopter crashed Friday in Proletarsky district to the southeast of regional capital Rostov-on-Don.

The helicopter was being used for agricultural purposes.

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

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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