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Monday, October 24, 2016

There was a video of the death of a Russian Mi-25 to Syria

In the Internet appeared the video of the crash of the Russian Mi-25 shot down banned in Russia IG group. In the short clip, filmed, probably by the terrorists themselves, shows the moment the rocket hit the tail of the helicopter.

photo: youtube.com

The record shows that the pilots were trying to save the car. The helicopter stayed in the air for a few seconds, maneuvering and trying to maintain altitude. However, control was lost, and Mi-25 fell to the ground.

As previously reported by the press service of the defense Ministry, the crew of the Mi-25 pilots-instructors Rafagat Khabibulin and Evgeny Dolgin received a request for assistance from the Syrian military command. They reported that the required air support in the defense of Palmyra — some time ago, the terrorists began again to besiege the liberated areas. According to the Syrian command needed help in the destruction of a large detachment of fighters.

At the time of receipt of the request of the Russian pilots overflew and receives a message and decided to respond. As emphasized in the defense Ministry, the helicopter had expended all ammunition, the actions of the crew allowed to disrupt a terrorist attack. However, when the crew had decided to turn around and return to base, the helicopter was shot down by a missile from the ground.

Mi-25 fell on the territory under the control of Syrian government troops. The Russian pilots did not survive. It is reported that the bodies were evacuated from the scene of a helicopter crash. Pilots honoured with high military decorations.

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