Date: August 20, 2003
Time: 1305
Location: Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Operator: Khalatyrka
Flight #: ?
Route: Kamchatka - Kuril Islands
AC Type: Mi-8 helicopter
Registration: ?
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 20   (passengers:19  crew:1)
Fatalities: 20   (passengers:19  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The helicopter was flying at a 13-meter height when the pilot pulled up its nose in an attempt to avoid a close obstacle. The maneuver caused the helicopter's rotor blades to swing back, slicing its tail, causing the crash. Sakhalin Governor, Igor Farkhutdinov, was among the casualties.

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