Ka-52 Crashed In The Tver Region, Both Pilots Died

The crash site

Pilot Lt. Col. Dmitry Rakushin

Co-pilot Lt. Maksim Fyodorov

Rest In Peace

On the 13th of March, a Ka-52 crashed in the Tver region, becoming the first time this type of helicopter has been involved in an accident. Contact with the crew was lost on Monday at 9:05 PM GMT, and the Torzhok Command Center immediately organized a search via both land and air. The wreckage was found at 8:45 AM GMT (nearly 12 hours after contact was lost), about 10 km from the Torzhok airbase. The co-pilot, Lt. Maksim Fyodorov, was pronounced dead on the scene and the main pilot,Lt. Col. Dmitry Rakushin, was found in critical condition, but later succumbed to his injuries. Lt. Col. Dmitry Rakushin was an experienced first-class pilot, while Lt. Maksim Fyodorov was a young officer. An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the crash.

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